Personal Archiving

Williams College Archives and Special Collections encourages you to preserve your physical and digital materials.

Here is some helpful documentation:

Licensing Your Work

Tips for Making Your Videos Usable and Enduring

Why Archive?

The Library of Congress offers substantial guidance on personal digital archiving. Their site provides tips for how individuals and groups can preserve personal digital collections.

Cornell University's guide details a number of ideas on how to create a personal digital archive.

MIT's digital archives blog offers a number of online resources.

Columbia University's Digital Humanities Center discusses personal digital archiving in the context of digital preservation.

Paradigm's guidelines for creators of personal digital archives.

College Archives' presentation (April 2013) offers suggestions for personal archiving and office records management:

"Wow, I have way too much stuff!

If you have any questions regarding how to preserve or store your research, personal photos, papers, videos, or digital images, please contact Jessika Drmacich, Records Manager and Digital Resources Archivist. She is very happy to help.