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August 6, 2013

For better or worse, much communication and interaction today is done on Facebook.  Old Facebook posts and pictures are like a scrapbook created by friends. It's not just about the pictures and posts you create, but the conversation with your community. Nothing about Facebook is particularly open or archival--in fact, it's something that has kept some digital archivists up late at night. Facebook has a way to download (most of) your data so that you...

June 27, 2013

A reader from Spokane, Washington, sent in the following question:

My wife is the volunteer director of our presbytery resource center.  She is concerned on how to preserve some historically signified VHS tapes.  Any tips/help on this subject you have will be appreciated.

VHS tapes are degrading at an alarming rate.

The American Institute...

May 22, 2013

Today creating content is very simple. Massive amounts of information and content is being created every day. We create so many word documents, photographs, excel files, presentations, and other...

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