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Create Your Family Legacy: Digital Preservation

Dighton Public Library

Wednesday • September 12

Clock Icon 6:30 PM
Money Icon Free
Location Icon Dighton Public Library
395 Main Street
Dighton, MA 02715

Event Details

The Dighton Public Library is hosting a series of events that will allow
participants to create their own family archive. Attendees will also
learn how to leave a digital legacy for future generations. You may
attend any or all of the workshops.

This workshop discusses what happens to our digital presence after we pass. How do we preserve it for future generations? How do we save email, Facebook postings, word documents, and pictures? This
presentation asks patrons to consider these questions and then begins to provide the answers. Fulfilling the Library of Congress’ initiative to have libraries teach patrons how to create a digital legacy, this class touches upon the best file formats for long term preservation, how to save email, social media pages, and websites. We’ll cover audio and video files and talk about digitizing old VHS tapes, papers, photographs and books. Archivists and the Library of Congress worry that there will be a gap in the historical record of the generation that built the digital superhighway’s infrastructure. This course attempts to close that gap and provide the first generation of the computer age with the necessary tools to create a digital legacy.

Thursday, September 20,  Organizing Your Materials

Thursday, September 27,  Storytelling

Rhonda Chadwick is a local archivist who 

has

a masters degrees in both History and Library Science. She has worked at a number of institutions including the Rhode Island Historical

Society, Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, the Sophia

Smith Collection at Smith College, and the American Textile History

Museum in Lowell, MA.

  She offers a variety of services at her website, https://lenasalina.com/

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