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April 28, 2011 (update) -- In conjunction with Preservation Week, the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program held a webinar (external link) on Thursday, April 28, 2011 on the subject of "Preserving Your Personal Digital Memories."

A video recording of the event is now available at (external link). If you get a codec area while trying to view the file, go to (external link) to get a plugin. A Quicktime version of the video is available here. (MP4, 131MB)

Slides from the webinar are available here. (PDF, 3MB)

This webinar, part of a series hosted by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (external link), was a complimentary webinar presented as part of the events for Preservation Week (external link) .

ALCTS webinar logoDigital photos, electronic documents and other new media are fragile and require special care to keep them useable. But preserving digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with. As new technologies appear for creating and saving our personal digital information, older ones become obsolete, making it difficult to access older content.

Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you keep your digital memories safe. The presenter will be Bill LeFurgy, the Digital Initiatives Manager who has worked for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress since June 2002. He leads the NDIIPP Communications Team, which interacts with a broad range of people interested in preserving access to digital information.

An audiovisual capture of the event will be available soon.