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Managing the digital you : where and how to keep and organize your digital life

Author
Karle, Melody A., 1979- author.
Title
Managing the digital you : where and how to keep and organize your digital life / Melody Condron.
Format
Book
Published
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
©2017
Description
xiii, 149 pages : illustrations, forms ; 24 cm.
Portion of title
Where and how to keep and organize your digital life
Uniform series
LITA guides.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Getting started : finding your files, assessing value, and making a plan
  • Naming, structuring, and organizing files
  • Legal, financial, and medical documents
  • Correspondence : email, SMS, and voicemail
  • Digital photographs
  • Other media : video, audio, genealogy, and problem files
  • Social media, online sharing, and online accounts
  • Non-digital materials
  • Appendix A: Blank forms
  • Appendix B: A short annotated bibliography of personal digital archiving resources.
Summary
Managing the Digital You: Where and How to Keep and Organize Your Digital Life is a much-needed guide for those struggling with how to manage and preserve their digital items. Starting with a values assessment, this book helps readers identify what items are important to them so they can effectively prioritize their time and effort. Covering multimedia, correspondence, legacy planning, password protection, photos, nondigital documents, financial and legal documents, and even social media archiving, this comprehensive book addresses how to get started and how to develop a plan for managing existing and future items. After reading this short primer, readers will be ready to better organize and identify what they already have in digital form; have a personal plan for knowing what to discard and what to retain; know how to digitize papers, photographs, and voicemail; preserve email and social media postings; and set up a workable long-term file-naming and organizational structure.--COVER.
Subject headings
Electronic records--Management.
Personal archives--Management.
Digital media.
Digital communications.
ISBN
9781442278875 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
1442278870 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9781538126233 (paperback)
1538126230 (paperback)

Holdings

Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
CD974.4 .K37 2017
Location
Stacks
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