I'm all about caring for your digital treasure. And I've chatted before about what I mean by "digital treasure". So this week, I want to have a think about what such acts of care look like.

Here are 12 different ways - that I can think of - in which we show care for our...

Last week, I wrote about different types of creation, and why it matters who created something. (It matters because: Ownership).

I want to follow this up by brainstorming different types of creation in the digital world. Mainly because I'm curious to see how big of a di...

Who makes collections?

Normally, we plump for the easy answer. The creator of the collection is the person who produced all the items in the collection.

But what if the person who ended up with the stuff made

some, but not all, of it? What if some of the items were the re...

Getting in a tangle

I realise I have gradually started using the word 'memories' to mean 'records', and objects like photos, diaries, letters, keepsakes, etc.

Maybe this is because I don't to put you off, because the word 'record' sounds a bit more dry than I mean?

But th...

10 years ago, the British Library (and a bunch of other UK institutions) did a huge project called the Digital Lives Research Project.

The aim was to understand how people accumulated digital stuff. What did do with it, and did they want to happen to it in the future....

My musings on the series so far, and also my thoughts on:

McKemmish, Sue. ‘Evidence of Me’. The Australian Library Journal 45, no. 3 (January 1996): 174–87. https://doi.org/10.1080/00049670.1996.10755757.

So far in this series, I have written about how important life sto...

This article is based on:

Etherton, Judith. ‘The Role of Archives in the Perception of Self’. Journal of the Society of Archivists 27, no. 2 (October 2006): 227–46. https://doi.org/10.1080/00379810601101301.

Our past is important for constructing our identity.

Judith Ethe...

Here are some thoughts I had after reading:

Cushing, Amber L. ‘Highlighting the Archives Perspective in the Personal Digital Archiving Discussion’. Library Hi Tech 28, no. 2 (15 June 2010): 301–12. https://doi.org/10.1108/07378831011047695.

Looking after your digital tre...

This article is based on one short chapter from Daniel Miller's The Comfort of Things. An all-round excellent book, by the way! It is full of lovable portraits of people, and the stories behind their homes and possessions.


One of the people portrayed in the book...

I have a special announcement for you! (Eeeeeee!!) 

I am launching a new series:

A Deep Dive into Personal Archiving

I care about personal archiving because I see it as an expression of love.

(Okay, I know - but stick with me, though!)

It is an act of self-love, in the form...

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Deciding to declutter your digital stuff is overwhelming.

This week I wanted to share this fabulous video by Muchelleb. This is by far my favourite "Digital Declutter" video on YouTube! I love how straightforward her tips are, how no-nonsense her attitude is, and h...

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