May 25 - June 30
Wednesdays & Thursdays
Marie Lascu & Yvonne Ng
This introductory course is aimed at building foundational knowledge and practical skills in personal digital archiving. The value of personal collections and the need for personal archiving is especially relevant in a world where individuals are constantly engaged in creating digital content to share with friends and family, communicate ideas to the world, and for personal record keeping. Students will learn how to assess their collections and about collection planning, format identification, digitization, basic organization and description, storage and maintenance, and providing access.
This course is applicable to students, scholars, artists, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, activists, bloggers, and anyone who has created digital content and wants to manage and maintain access to it in the long-term.
Emphasis will be on audiovisual and photographic materials, although documents and social media will also be discussed. The ultimate goal will be on gaining pragmatic knowledge and outcomes through hands-on practice with born-digital and digitized collections.