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Information and resources to help you save your digital photos, music, videos, social media and documents. News articles, blog posts, free or fee-based tools & services and multimedia resources.
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Storing and Protecting - Life Cycle Management - Overview - Research Guides at MIT Libraries

Storing and Protecting - Life Cycle Management - Overview - Research Guides at MIT Libraries | Archiving Personal Digital Information | Scoop.it
Life cycle management of digital content is a collective responsibility that by definition spans the departments of MIT Libraries and the theme of roles and responsibilities will be a thread through the discussions. Information and resources on storing and protecting personal digital documents.
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How to convert text documents into MP3 audio files

How to convert text documents into MP3 audio files | Archiving Personal Digital Information | Scoop.it
Bill Farman wants to convert his RTF text documents into MP3 files so he can listen to them while mowing the lawn. By Jack Schofield
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Twitter Blog: Your Twitter archive

Twitter Blog: Your Twitter archive | Archiving Personal Digital Information | Scoop.it
Share and discover what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world.
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Archive your own tweets with Twitter's new tool. Go to settings to activiate it.

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Phanfare

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Photo organizing and sharing fee-based service. It is unclear how it archives your data without signing up for it.

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timehop: What did you do 1 year ago today?

timehop: What did you do 1 year ago today? | Archiving Personal Digital Information | Scoop.it

A mobile app, Timehop provides individuals with access to their historical social media content. As of November 2012, there is little information available about how this happens without first signing up for the service or product.

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Recollect - Personal Archive for Social Media Content

As of Novemeber 2012, Recollet is a new product in beta that archives and backs-up your personal social media data. One of the company's philosophy is that is individuals own their own data, and the company does not. 

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Online Backup Reviews- Online Data Backup, Remote Offsite File Storage, Small Businesses, Enterprises, Online File Backup, Online Backups Providers Directory, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Data Storage Se...

This article talks about factors to consider for online back-up and data stroage. It is geared to business data, rather than personal digital information. 

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Bringing Your Old-Media Memories Into the Digital Age with ...

Bringing Your Old-Media Memories Into the Digital Age with ... | Archiving Personal Digital Information | Scoop.it
Lots of people have memories locked away on old, deteriorating media: home movies, audio and video tapes, printed photos, negatives and slides. Even young people who never use film or tape themselves may have ...
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Resolving the Units of Resolution |JISC Digital Media

Resolving the Units of Resolution |JISC Digital Media | Archiving Personal Digital Information | Scoop.it
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Digital Directions: digital photography

Digital Directions: digital photography | Archiving Personal Digital Information | Scoop.it
Digital Directions is a source to see and learn how digital technology is impacting the world of picture taking, sharing and preservation.
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Part 2: How to Change a File Name

This short, straightforward video is part two of a four-part tutorial on file naming. It gives basic instructions on how to change the name of a digital file...
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media_durability.pdf

All digital storage media have a short life. This is why digital preservation requires active management, including regular migration of content from older storage devices to newer devices.

 

This document provides information about why life of storage media are cut short and lists some general tips about what you can do to manage your digital content.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Back-up Your Blog and Why You Should

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Back-up Your Blog and Why You Should | Archiving Personal Digital Information | Scoop.it
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Personal Digital Archiving: Embedding Descriptions in Audio Files

Personal Digital Archiving: Embedding Descriptions in Audio Files | Archiving Personal Digital Information | Scoop.it
When you play a digital audio file on a device such as a computer or smart phone, the audio player displays information about what is being played. That information might come from a database or it...
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The Elusive Digital Shoebox

The Elusive Digital Shoebox | Archiving Personal Digital Information | Scoop.it
In the past decade or so, digital technology has had an incredible impact on how we acquire, consume, and maintain media. Digital media—st
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archify

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A browser add-on to archive web and social media experiences. 

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In the meantime, the appps was closed. 

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Timebox

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Timebox is new personal history archiving app and cloud service for Apple devices.  It has 8GB of storage. The app is free, but if you want to use the cloud storage, the app is 2.99.

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Everyday.me

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Everyday.me is a mobile application that captures your social media content and allows you to incorproate additional information in a "journal-like" way.  It does not say if it also backs-up your data or the information you add to it, only that it "stores it forever."

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Google Drive Tips

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This is a tip sheet that gives information about keyboard short-cuts to using. 

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How Do I Organize My Finances?

How Do I Organize My Finances? | Archiving Personal Digital Information | Scoop.it

  Why  you should get your finances organized. 

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Recommendations for Authors and Creators - UA Libraries Digital Services Planning and Documentation

Recommendations for Authors and Creators - UA Libraries Digital Services Planning and Documentation for preservation of personal digital information

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Turn URLs and Webpages Into PDFs In Your Dropbox

Turn URLs and Webpages Into PDFs In Your Dropbox | Archiving Personal Digital Information | Scoop.it
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Digital Directions: Digitizing Photos, Documents, & Artifacts: Approaches For Smaller Communities, Organizations, and Private Collectors

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Saving your Facebook Data

This video walks you through how and why you should save your Facebook profile, posts, photos and videos. This video, designed for a general audience, is par...
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SafeArchive Promises to Preserve Digital Collections | UpNext: The IMLS Blog

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