Every year on 10/10, as a part of Archives Month, archives around the nation promote awareness of electronic records. Today is a great day to think about how you use digital records and how you manage them.
Electronic records surround us everyday, just as paper records do. Every text or email you send, online form you fill out, tweet you share, website you visit, and photo or video you take on your phone is a digital record. While some of the same basic principles for organizing paper records apply to digital, it can be daunting to manage and preserve all of these born digital materials.
Council of State Archives (CoSA) has provided tips for how to start discussions about topics like:
- 10 Reasons for E-Records
- Personal E-Records
- Why You Need More Than Backups to Preserve Records
- Government E-Records
- Managing E-Communications in Government
Or you can take Aunt Edna’s advice on how to start preserving your personal e-records (a big thanks to the the Pennsylvania State Archives for passing on the latest advice from Aunt Edna!)