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Self Analytics and Personal Digital Archives in University Collections

By Loyola University on Tue, 04/07/2020 - 12:00

Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Lucy Rosenbloom (2019). Self Analytics and Personal Digital Archives in University Collections, Collection Management, 44:2-4, 244-258, doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01462679.2019.1587672

As college and university archives grapple with donations of born-digital materials, they have yet to establish best practices and workflows for personally collected data such as that collected by lifeloggers or smartphones. Future acquisitions and accessions may see a shift in selection from what a donor created or collected, to data created about the donor. This article will explore existing practices for collecting and archiving personal digital data, as well as envision future collections and the roles college and university archives will play in preserving personal data.

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