Thursday, April 12, 2012

Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs

April 26, 2012. 2-3pm Eastern time. 

Sponsor:  ALCTS

Description: Digital photos are fragile and require special care to keep them accessible. But preserving any kind of digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with. Technologies change over time and become obsolete, making it difficult to access older digital photos. And since digital photography results in immediate personal memories, we take and collect an enormous amount of photos. But as our personal collections grow, it becomes more and more difficult to save those photos and to find specific photos. If your digital photos are difficult for you to manage, how will your loved ones be able to make sense of them in the future? Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you keep your digital photos safe. 

Learning Outcomes: 
1. the nature of the problem 
2. simple practical tips to describe and save digital photos 
3. tools that can be used 

Audience: Anyone with an interest in preserving personal digital photos and other digital information. 

Presenter: Bill LeFurgy, Digital Initiatives Manager, has worked for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress since June 2002. He leads the NDIIPP Communications Team, which interacts with a broad range of people interested in preserving access to digital information. In former lives, LeFurgy dealt with electronic records at the National Archives and Records Administration and served as Baltimore City Archivist and Records Management Officer.

Free but registration is required. This session is available at no cost as part of Preservation Week 2012. 

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