- Learn best practices for effectively storing and organizing documents in a variety of file formats.
If you've ever had a corrupted computer file, a damaged smartphone, or a stolen laptop, you know how easily it is to lose important digital data. Backing up all your files isn't hard, but according to estimates, one third of us never do it, and many of the rest of us are only partially protected. To celebrate World Backup Day (March 31st), we invite members of the Rowan community to join a virtual workshop on becoming your own digital archivist. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises, we'll cover tips for naming files, choosing file formats, and storing data for long-term access. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel confident in their ability to preserve their personal and professional digital data. Never lose another article draft, slide presentation, or treasured photograph again!
Skill levels for attendees: Little to no experience, Some experience
Software requirements: None
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King, Rachel, "No more lost files: Take control of your digital life" (2021). Library Workshops. 2.