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Preserving Personal Digital Information During An Era of Extreme Weather

Location: online

Faculty: Rachel King, Online Services and Scholarly Communications Librarian, CMSRU

Learning objectives:

  • Learn best practices for effectively storing and organizing documents in a variety of file formats.
  • Understand how climate change and increasing energy costs impact the preservation of digital information.

If you've ever had a corrupted computer file, a damaged smartphone, or a stolen laptop, you know how easy it is to lose important digital data. What’s more, extreme weather will increase the likelihood of data loss in coming years. At the end of this one-hour virtual workshop, you'll have the skills you need to be your own digital archivist during an era of extreme weather. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises, we'll cover tips for naming files, choosing file formats, and storing data for long-term access.At the end of the workshop, participants will feel confident in their ability to preserve their personal and professional digital data, and they will understand the challenges passing personal archives, including treasured photographs and videos, along to future generations.

Skill levels for attendees: Little to no experience, Some experience

Software requirements: None

Event Details:

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rachel King, Online Services and Scholarly Communications Librarian, CMSRU
Online via WebEx
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