Personal Digital Preservation
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Genre: IT & Software / Other | Language: English | +Project Files
Keeping your files safe and usable.
Where will your computer files be in two years or twenty? With a little care, you can give your important data the best chance of staying useful for your future use and your family's. This course covers three general areas: avoiding file loss, recovering unusable files, and keeping your data organized and understandable. The course includes PDF reference materials to supplement the lectures.
You'll learn about:
- Backup strategies, local and online. The 3-2-1 rule.
- Saving data from mobile devices and Web services, with specific advice for iOS, Android, and several popular websites.
- Recovering files that break or that software stops recognizing.
- Effective ways of naming and organizing files so you know what you have.
- Avoiding file obsolescence from proprietary formats and ecosystem lock-in.
- Working with metadata so your files are self-explanatory.
You don't need a lot of computer experience to benefit from this course. If you're concerned about keeping your data for the long run, this course will help you.
What are the requirements?
- Reasonable familiarity with OS X, WIndows, or Linux should be enough to get started.
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 14 lectures and 1 hour of content!
- Manage computer files to minimize the risk of losing data and maximize their long-term usefulness.
What is the target audience?
- Anyone who's comfortable working with computers and understands the basics of file systems can benefit from this course. System managers and archivists may find it too basic.