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Entries Tagged as 'Personal Digital Archives'

DataPortability.org – an important step forward for personal digital archives

January 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments · News, Personal Digital Archives

A little over two years ago I was brainstorming an online digital archiving service that would help individuals take control of their scattered online identities and digital media by centralizing them in a personal digital archives system that was built using professional archives standards and emerging digital preservation technologies. I put together a little business [...]

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Are Archives Doomed?

March 10th, 2006 · 4 Comments · Archives Access Systems, Collective Memory, Personal Digital Archives

Wow. I just watched an excellent webcast presentation by Rick Prelinger of the Prelinger Film Archives and one of the people behind the Open Content Alliance. The ominous title of the presentation “Are the Archives Doomed?” is in reference to the growing restrictions on access to archival materials that are due to copyright issues, restrictive [...]

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A New Backup Routine for My Personal Digital Archives

January 13th, 2006 · 20 Comments · Personal Digital Archives

I hate to break this to you but your computer’s hard disk will likely fail. If your hard disk is a trooper and keeps spinning away long beyond the manufacturer’s warranty (3-5 years), there’s still the chance that your computer will be stolen or damaged by virus, fire, electrical storm, flood, kids, pets or a [...]

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Identity 2.0 and Personal Digital Archives

November 18th, 2005 · 4 Comments · Personal Digital Archives, Web 2.0

I attended an informative Van2 presentation on Sxore last night. Sxore is an identity and reputation management tool for blogs that is being developed by the local (Vancouver) Identity 2.0 firm Sxip. My main interest was actually in the Sxip platform that Sxore is built on because Identity 2.0 technology will be an important component [...]

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Personal Digital Archives

October 28th, 2005 · Comments Off · Personal Digital Archives, Terms & Definitions

Personal digital archives are the collections of archival materials that people worldwide are creating at an accelerating rate due to the popularity and ubiquity of personal computers and related technologies such as digital cameras, MP3 players and personal websites.

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