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INF 389G Introduction to Electronic and Digital Records, Unique 27835 - Resources, Fall 2018
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Inventory document to use in preparation of personal records plan:

NARA Email presentation materials: Bibliographic sources, slideset

Pittsburgh Project (digital recovery) website: (I'm sorry to say that for the second time this site has been lost, but you can find at least the first couple of levels of it if you drop this URL into the Wayback Machine)

Several British projects on personal recordkeeping:
The Paradigm project: Workbook on digital private papers:

The Versions toolkit:

NHPRC project links:

InterPARES Creator Guidelines for individuals:
and Preserver Guidelines as well:

PADI portal site for digital preservation information:

Resources on Digital Art:

Archiving the Avant Garde: Documenting and Preserving Variable Media Art: There are many important links on this site, including an important report from the Guggenheim, Alain Depocas, Jon Ippolito, and Caitlin Jones (eds.), Permanence Through Change: The Variable Media Approach, available at:

404 Object Not Found project

Preservation project resources:

Dutch digital preservation work has been going on since the early 1990s: The Knowledge Base page lists and links to many of their research reports:

Public Citizen's online collection of documents on NARA's e-records management direction (with links to many significant reports):

Audio, Video, and Motion Picture Preservation resource pages, including many resources for preserving digital objects, compiled by alumna Hannah Frost, on Conservation On-Line (CoOL):

Interesting stuff:

Cal Lee, Preserving Attachments from an Email Collection: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly & the Thought-Provoking--slideshow given at a conference on significant properties from 2008.

Building a National Strategy for Digital Preservation: Issues in Digital Media Archiving, CLIR publication 106, 2002--purchased as a paper copy of downloaded here:

Bonnie Nardi, Diane Schiano, and Michelle Gumbrecht, Blogging as Social Activity, or, Would You Let 900 Million People Read Your Diary? CSCW 2004 Proceedings:

More resources on different kinds of files:

Desktop documents:

Devin Becker and Collier Nogues, "Saving-Over, Over-Saving, and the Future Mess of Writers' Digital Archives," American Archivist 75 (Fall/Winter 2012), 482-513. Available from PCL.


Marlan Green, Sue Soy, Stan Gunn, Patricia Galloway, "Coming to TERM: Designing the Texas Email Repository Model," D-Lib, September 2002:

Chris Prom (archivist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) blog entries on email archiving, two samples:

Websites, blogs, wikis, social media:

Sara Day Thompson, Preserving Social Media, DPC Technology Watch Report 16-01, February 2016. Available at:

States using Archive-IT (from the Internet Archive) and links to them (as of 2016):

National Archives and Records Administration White Paper on Best Practices for the Capture of Social Media Records (2013):

An effort we carried out to archive the old iSchool website from the server-side: "Developing new methods for web archiving," by Kathryn Darnall, Laura Vincent, Elliot Williams, and Jarred Wilson:


DPE Briefing Paper, Database Preservation: The International Challenge and the Swiss Solution:

Database Preservation Toolkit (website with links):

Still Images:

Cambridge in Colour website, "Archival Digital Photo Backup" available at

International Imaging Industry Association, 2007. Available on Canvas.

Kristina Spurgin, "'Three Backups Is a Minimum': A First Look at Norms and Practices in the Digital Photo Collections of Serious Photographers," in I, Digital: Personal Collections in the Digital Era, ed. Christopher Lee (Chicago, SAA, 2011), 151-201. Available on Canvas.

Motion Pictures:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Digital Dilemma: Strategic Issues in Archiving and Accessing Digital Motion Picture Materials (2007), an industry viewpoint, available here:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Digital Dilemma II: perspectives from Independent Filmmakers, Documentarians, and Nonprofit Audiovisual Archives (2012)--newer, some additional perspectives:


Nan Rubin, Preserving Digital Public Television (2010),


Library of Congress, "Keeping Personal Digital Audio,"

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives. Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects, Second Edition (2009).


Piotr Adamczyk, "Ethnographic Methods and New Media Preservation," presented at Museums and the Web 2008:

Library of Congress. "Collecting and Preserving Digital Art: an Interview with Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito" (2014):