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Digitization Projects at UNLV Libraries

Personal Archiving 101: Saving photos

By Heela Naqshband on March 27, 2013 4:22 PM | Permalink

Save your digital photos (and other important files) in at least two places, such as your computer, CD/DVD, flash drive, external hard drive, Internet storage, etc., AND in separate locations.  

Personal Archiving 101: Facebook

By Heela Naqshband on March 27, 2013 11:17 AM | Permalink

Did you know you can download and archive a copy of your Facebook data? This is a great way to recover all of the photos and videos you have posted over the years. Click here for more info!

Personal Archiving 101: Scanning Photos

By Heela Naqshband on March 27, 2013 11:12 AM | Permalink

When digitizing old photographs, scan them in at 300-600 ppi and save in TIFF format. If you have just way too many photos, consider sending them to a photo scanning service where the pictures will be scanned and sent back to you, along with a DVD full of high-resolution images. Just make sure you find a reputable place – those photos are precious!

Welcome to Personal Archiving 101!

By Heela Naqshband on March 11, 2013 3:21 PM | Permalink

What is personal digital archiving? Personal archiving involves organizing and saving the documents, records, photographs, music, and social media information (in essence, the memories) important to you. Each week we will post tips on how to handle your very own personal archives.

Join Us for National Preservation Week, April 22 - 28, 2012

By Cory Lampert on April 20, 2012 10:01 AM | Permalink
The American Library Association, the Society of American Archivists, the Library of Congress, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and many other cultural heritage organizations  have partnered to launch Preservation Week - a national campaign to help raise awareness about collecting and preservation, to connect the general public to preservation information and expertise, and to emphasize the close relationships among personal, family, community, and public collections and their preservation.

Currently, 630 million items in collecting institutions require immediate attention and care. Eighty percent of these institutions have no paid staff assigned responsibility for collections care; 22 percent have no collections care personnel at all. Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan. As natural disasters of recent years have taught us, these resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike. Personal, family, and community collections are equally at risk.