Information Access Seminar

Personal Digital Archiving: Discussion Based on the Personal Digital Archiving 2012 Conference

Friday, March 9, 2012
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Clifford Lynch
In recent years, there has been growing interest in the implications of the records of personal life moving to digital formats. These developments will change the practice of history and biography, and other scholarly disciplines; the ways in which personal, family, and other group and community memories are created, documented and transmitted; the assumptions about what is private and what is public. Two weeks ago the Internet Archive in San Francisco hosted the third annual conference on personal digital archiving; several regular seminar participants were able to attend. Today's seminar will be a review of this meeting and of developments in personal archiving more broadly. Participants in the Personal Digital Archiving Conference are particularly invited to join us and share their views and reflections.

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March 26, 2015