No More Lost Files: Take Control of Your Digital Life

Event Date: 
October 15, 2021 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Faculty: Rachel King, Online Services and Scholarly Communications Librarian, CMSRU


If you've ever had a corrupted computer file, a damaged smartphone, or a stolen laptop, you know how easily it is to lose important digital data. Backing up all your files isn't hard, but according to estimates, one third of us never do it, and many of the rest of us are only partially protected. At the end of this one-hour virtual workshop, you'll have the skills you need to be your own digital archivist. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises, we'll cover tips for naming files, choosing file formats, and storing data for long-term access. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel confident in their ability to preserve their personal and professional digital data. Never lose another article draft, slide presentation, or treasured photograph again!

Skill levels for attendees: Little to no experience, Some experience