The question I was pondering this week was: when did people start writing about personal digital collections? By "people", I mean archivists and record-keepers. And by "writing", I mean publishing academic/scholarly articles. In English.

I started out by singling out Ar...

These are some thoughts I had after reading:

Marshall, Catherine C., Sara Bly, and Francoise Brun-Cottan. ‘The Long Term Fate of Our Digital Belongings: Toward a Service Model for Personal Archives’. ArXiv:0704.3653 [Cs], 26 April 2007. http://arxiv.org/abs/0704.3653.

La...

We are about halfway through the Personal Digital Archiving Series. That makes it a pretty good time for me to sit down and think back over what I've learned so far.

What's the point of all this?

My mission is to help creative people care for the long-term future of...

As I mentioned in my last article, I have been having some really interesting conversations lately about how people live their digital lives!

Aside: These conversations have been a part of another project I am currently working on. So at least until that project is fi...

Last weekend, I had some really interesting conversations with some really lovely people, about their digital stuff! I really enjoyed thinking about things from other people's points of view, and finding out about what people care about and how they care for it.

Here ar...

I am beyond delighted to be sharing this guest article with you! Sophie Denman, my friend and course-mate, writes an archives blog over at sophiearchives.wordpress.com. I am so excited for this article, because I have a cassette (pictured above) that is really special...

Coucou, mes amis! When this post goes up, I'll be on my family holiday in France! Spending time away with other people, makes it so noticeable how different everyone's camera-habits can be!

Here are 7 styles of holiday photography that I have come across. Are you o...

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...

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