Personal Archiving: Digital Photography Workshops

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Just grabbing a quick drink, ca. 1895. Luther Fristoe Family photograph album (AL 019)

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. counts many magnificent personal photograph albums among the collections, documenting the up-close-and-personal of D.C. residents as well as tourists through the years. And while print albums come with their own slew of preservation concerns, in some ways they’re easier to deal with than the mountain of digital files that are currently produced through the myriad of digital devices available to contemporary shutterbugs.

What to do with the phone pics, the digital SLR RAW files, the PNGs uploaded to social media and the JPGs burned to obsolete media? How to wade through the detritus of the snap-happy to discover – let alone preserve –  the image that will one day serve as a digital madeleine? How best to transform generic filenames that reveal nothing of the image’s content into helpful, descriptive identifiers – without losing your sanity?

Thanks to the Library of Congress-funded National Digital Stewardship Resident program, the Historical Society is proud to present two workshops on January 30, 2016 that will help with this colossal undertaking. Please join us in January in the Kiplinger Research Library as the D.C. Public Library NDSR fellow Jaime Mears reveals tips of the trade.

January 30: Personal Archiving: Digital Photography Workshop I     10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
January 30: Personal Archiving: Digital Photography Workshop II    2:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Please note, the content for each workshop is the same; as space is limited, please register for only one of the workshops.

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