Saving Your [Digital] Life: How to Preserve Your Digital Photos and Memories, with Digital Preservation Analyst Tricia Patterson [Virtual Event]

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4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020

Our focus on preserving family photographs continues in a livestream conversation with Tricia Patterson, Digital Preservation Analyst at Harvard Library, who will discuss why personal digital archiving is important for everyone, how digital materials can be more at risk than physical ones, and offer guidance on formats, storage, and organization. Patterson will introduce basic practices you can employ at home to ensure your dearest digital memories endure for generations to come. Please click here to register

Have a digital preservation question for Tricia Patterson? You can submit your questions ahead of time to the CCP Education Department at

Tricia Patterson is a Digital Preservation Analyst at Harvard Library, where she champions communication with the future by ensuring long-term stewardship and usability of Harvard’s digital historical assets. She supports programmatic activities for the digital repository, web and email archiving, digital forensics, emulation, and other related enterprises across the Library. Prior to joining Harvard University, she was a National Digital Stewardship Resident (NDSR) at MIT Libraries, where she researched and documented digital preservation workflows. Tricia has served as a coordinator for the SAA Research Forum, an inaugural NDSR Advisory Group member, and she co-developed and instructs an SAA DAS course on email archiving.