Archiving Your Digital Life Should be an Annual Rite, Like Spring Cleaning (New York Times)

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An electronic records archivist at the Smithsonian Institution Archives recommends that people make time for preserving personal digital content, such as online correspondence, journal entries and photographs. “Consider having a regular personal digital archiving day just like spring cleaning,” Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig suggests. “It should involve making copies on multiple storage devices and making sure files can open or be saved into other accessible file formats. It will pay off.”

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