The challenges of personal digital archiving

Personal digital archiving is a topic  everyone is talking about everywhere lately, it seems. How do you preserve your (worth saving) financial, personal, and business documents, your emails and messages, pictures, videos, movies, social media interactions/posts, blogs and internet files?

Today’s infographic is from Doghouse Diaries, and discovered via the Library of Congress’ Digital Preservation blog, The Signal. (By the way, if you’re interested in what’s happening in the world of digital preservation, follow The Signal.)


To help you resolve your personal digital archiving woes, the Library of Congress has a great set of guidelines.


Water usage/shortage: an infographic


Do you know how much water you use every day? How much can you save?



I’m going to get started saving more water today.

Big data deluge: an infographic

Will there ever be too much data? How much is too much? How useful is all this data – really?

Infographic courtesy of

Massive Open Online Courses: an Infographic

Note to self: Get started soon! Infographic from


Women Nerd Heroes: an Infographic via @newrelic

After a very busy end of the year, I have finally adjusted to being back in the Washington, D.C. area. I have a few delayed but planned posts coming up, about the Library of Congress International Summit of the Book and an Article Night I helped host at the end of my stay in Toronto. Additionally, I will be returning to my Cultural Heritage Institutions Profiles series.

In the meantime, here’s an infographic I spotted on Twitter today, from an article by @newrelic on inspirational women in computer science.