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How likely is it that your digital treasures will survive into the future? The answer depends on lots of things, including how much stuff you have, how spread out it is, how many copies you have, and how valuable it is to you.

Do you know how much stuff you have?

a) I ha...

Over the last 20ish weeks, I have been doing a Deep Dive Series into how personal archiving can be an act of love (both of self-love, and as a way of connecting with others).

I have been thinking about what kinds of things people care about, and why people care so much...

Just a quick one this week because - you know - I'm writing my MA dissertation, and everything.

Here are some musings on the theme of archives and love!

1. People create digital things because the love what they're doing

2. People capture their IRL creations as part of ce...

Last week I shared a list of 7 Australian articles that were some of the earliest to talk about personal digital collections. I'm following that up some more articles from the UK, the US and Canada.

UK

Sexton, Anna, Turner, Chris, Yeo, Geoffrey & Hockey, Susan (2004) Und...

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...

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'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...

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....

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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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