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Personal Digital Archiving 2016

May 12-14, 2016

Ann Arbor, MI

The University of Michigan Library is pleased to be hosting the PDA 2016 conference. As our personal and social lives become increasingly digital, the importance of preserving personal digital content grows. What steps should you take to save email correspondence, family photos posted online, social media content, and personal blogs and websites? Does your local church or community organization have digital files, photos or records?

PDA 2016 will showcase both current and emerging scholarship on personal information management and personal digital archiving, as well as exciting and innovative projects and programs. Participants will include a wide-range of people and organizations.

The conference will consist of presentations, panel discussions, poster presentations and hands-on workshops. 

Keynote speakers

Doug Boyd, Director, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections Research Center, Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries

Gabriela Redwine, Digital Archivist, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

Who should attend?

  • community organizations focused on gathering oral histories or other local collections
  • scholars, researchers and graduate students of all levels in all related disciplines
  • those preserving familial material, activist groups, hobbyists, and tool developers
  • information professionals such as archivists, librarians, and curators

Thank you to our co-sponsors:  Ann Arbor District Library, Bentley Historical Library, U-M School of Information, U-M Institute for the Humanities, ICPSR, ProQuest

​Past PDA conference information

For general questions about the PDA 2016 conference, contact Charles Ransom or Lance Stuchell.

Personal Digital Archiving 2016 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for all participants, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. Any behavior that threatens another person or group or produces an unsafe environment will not be tolerated in any form; such harassment includes deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and discriminatory language or imagery (including sexual).  Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki and the CodeofConduct4Lib 



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