By Reyes, Vanessa
An engaging resource written for anyone interested in learning how to save their personal digital information. The digital era has reshaped the nature, scope, and use of personal information. People collect and store an ever-increasing volume of digital personal information on co...nvenient portable devices and create substantial amounts of personal textual and visual digital information on their personal computers. Computer users have become accustomed to using a variety of tools that involve their interactive social activities. Because of social media, there is a large amount of user-generated content related to peoples' lives and there is no way for creators to save it all. This phenomenon may thus result in a massive gap in our current history because invaluable information may be lost. Because we may lose so much information, it is helpful to find out as much as we can about how we can manage our personal digital information. This book analyzes the concepts associated with preserving and managing personal digital information. This book will be a resource for everyone interested in learning how to manage and preserve their personal digital lives. Furthermore, the contents provide visual and textual examples that will illustrate how to use best practices to ensure the longevity of information, while considering current solutions to the problems associated with personal information loss. The book is a detailed visual and textual guide to our PIM processes covering the following key areas for information and images of all kinds: *Receiving *Generating *Keeping *Using *Organizing *Re-finding *Sharing. Sample Notable Sections *DIY Personal Information Management step-by-step guidance broken down by digital tile types, with images that support guidelines. *Analysis of all digital storage systems and tools that are available; for example, the diverse types of cloud storage systems. * Appendix of web resources containing personal information management tools.Read more
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Dr. Vanessa Reyes is an adjunct faculty member at the Simmons College School of Library & Information Science. She received her Ph.D. in 2016 from Simmons SLIS and holds an M.S. in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. Reyes' work in public libraries, and special collections and archives inspired her to pursue research in preservation, digital libraries, and archives. Reyes works closely on research that analyzes personal digital collections, to understand how they are created, managed, and made accessible. She is also interested in how students and professors use personal digital information. Her current research contributes to the emerging field of personal information management (PIM), quantifying how individual users are organizing, managing, and preserving digital information.
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