When: Tuesday, November 2nd at 7PM
Where: On Zoom. Click here to register.
Since being passed by Congress in 2001, Family History Month as been observed annually during the month of October. Celebrate your family history by joining us as we welcome archivist Rhonda Chadwick of LenaSalina Legacy Preservation for this third program on Family History. This lecture is part of a five-part series on Family History and Genealogy. Come to one or come to all of our events in October and November and learn something to help you in your research!
What happens to our digital presence after we pass? How do we preserve it for future generations? How do we save email, Facebook postings, word documents, and pictures? This presentation asks patrons to consider these questions and then begins to provide the answers. Fulfilling the Library of Congress’ initiative to have libraries teach patrons how to create a digital legacy, this class touches upon the best file formats for long term preservation, how to save email, social media pages, and websites. We’ll cover audio and video files and talk about digitizing old VHS tapes, papers, photographs and books. Archivists and the Library of Congress worry that there will be a gap in the historical record of the generation that built the digital superhighway’s infrastructure. This course attempts to close that gap and provide the first generation of the computer age with the necessary tools to create a digital legacy.
This lecture has been generously funded by the Friends of the Scituate Town Library. Through their fundraising efforts, the Friends of the Scituate Town Library make it possible for the Library to offer museum passes to area institutions, as well as a wide variety of programs and lectures for all ages. For more information about the Friends of the Scituate Town Library visit www.friendsofthescituatetownlibrary.org