Byte Back! Managing your personal digital archive
- Date: Tuesday, 16 October, 2018
12:10pm to 1:00pm
Free. You don't need to book.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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This session focuses on managing your digital files for family history research. Learn the basics about the care of physical media, and good practice in file naming, file organisation, back-ups, and using the cloud.
Got family history information everywhere and lost control?
How do you craft your family history research projects: do you make notes and write articles on a laptop? Use cloud storage? Save your research on a hard drive? Take digital photos? Share interesting snippets on social media? Have you got lots of older files you’ve lost control of? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, welcome to the wonderful world of personal digital archives. This is a session for you.
Practical advice on how to get the control back
Join Flora Feltham to hear practical advice on how to manage the digital files and media you collect or create when doing family history research. Learn the basics about the care and handling of physical media like USB sticks and CDs, as well as good practice in file naming, file organisation, back-ups, and using the cloud.
Bring your questions!
About the speaker
Flora Feltham is the Digital Archivist at the Alexander Turnbull Library. In this role she supports the acquisition, ingest, management, and preservation of born digital heritage collections. There are lots of floppy disks on her desk.