Personal Archiving

A Monumental Personal Archiving Project

On the front page of yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer, there was a story describing what might be the largest personal archiving project ever.

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Eleven Questions to Ask About the Future of Your Library

Public libraries have changed significantly since my childhood. Gone are the card catalog and the abundant staff (replaced by fewer staff and various forms of automation). And in many local libraries, only a few research items, such as encyclopedias, remain. Research libraries with their large stacks and historical collections retain an air of legacy, but [...]

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Personal Archiving

The Genesis of ‘Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage’

In 2010 and 2011 I was fortunate to be able to attend the second and third Personal Digital Archiving conferences held at the Internet Archive in San Francisco, as a reporter for Information Today, and when I heard the talks there, it became obvious to me that they would form the basis for a great book. Fortunately, when I proposed it to John Bryans at Information Today, Inc., he agreed, and the project was off and running.

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An Important Lesson to Be Learned From The Internet Archive Fire

In the early morning hours of November 6, a fire broke out in the scanning center of the Internet Archive’s headquarters in San Francisco (click here to view photos).

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