Title

Saving Your Digital Past, Present, and Future: A Step-by-Step Guide

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

3-2020

Abstract

Today, we collect and store an ever-increasing volume of digital personal information on convenient portable devices and create substantial amounts of personal textual and visual digital information on their personal computers. We have become accustomed to using a variety of tools that involve interactive social activities. Because of social media, there is a large amount of user-generated content related to all aspects of our lives and there is no way for creators to save it all and invaluable content ranging from personal notes to photos to medical information may be lost. Because we may lose so much information, it is helpful to find out as much as we can about how we can manage our personal digital information. This book is a primer to preventing that loss. Here is an introduction to Personal Information Management (PIM) intended for a lay audience. The basic premise is that everyone needs to manage their digital information.

This book introduces readers to the kinds of tools people most commonly use today. It will also consider the pros and cons of each of these tools. This book cover he concepts associated with preserving and managing personal digital information. Visual and textual examples illustrate how to use best practices to ensure the longevity of information, while considering current solutions to the problems associated with personal information loss.

The book is a detailed guide to the steps involved in managing information and images of all kinds:

  • Receiving
  • Generating
  • Keeping
  • Using
  • Organizing
  • Re-finding
  • Sharing.

Most of us don’t know how to prevent information loss; this book introduces tools that will ensure the longevity of our digital lives.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Saving Your Digital Past, Present, and Future: A Step-by-Step Guide, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 96 p.

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