As new technologies appear, older ones become obsolete, making it difficult to access older content. Traditional information sources such as books, photos and sculptures can easily survive for years, decades or even centuries but digital items are fragile and require special care to keep them useable.
• Digital items are fragile and require special care to preserve them and keep them usable.
• Digital items depend on technology to make them available.
• Digital content requires active management to ensure its ongoing accessibility.
• Online programs (Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc.) have no guarantees to last forever.
Come to Personal Digital Archiving Day to learn how to save your digital materials long-term on October 23rd from 3-5 in Canaday 205.
Adapted from: http://digitalpreservation.gov/multimedia/videos/personalarchiving.html