Organising Your Research | Preserving Digital Material
Video: This short film was made by the State Library of Queensland as part of a digital collecting project funded by the National and State Libraries of Australasia (NSLA). It outlines best practices for archiving personal digital collections. (Download Transcript)
Personal photos, papers, music and videos are important to us. They record the details of our lives and help define us. But increasingly our possessions and our communications are no longer material: they’re digital.
Storing your personal material digitally is not ‘permanent option. Digital material is fragile and completely dependent on software and machines to make them accessible. They can be preserved but they need to be managed.