How do we manage our personal digital collections?
Traditionally expressed ourselves on paper, which could form the basis of scholarly collections for major research libraries.
Although not a feature here what if the Hydra had been a blog?
Personas around how we use digital collections can be complex; mixing private and work. We are all also collaborating e.g commenting on someone else’s blog?
Will future historians find similar richness of collections?
We can consciously build a legacy for ourselves
Challenges of distributed information, version control, responsibility of individuals not organisations
Internet business cycle 7 weeks
PIM very under-researched – how do people organise, name files? Provide tools to help people organise these better - can we integrate these with our our traditional bibliographic management tools to provide a seamless user experience?
35 interviews with prominent musicians, academics, politicians.
Diversity across group
Email used PIM
Still live a hybrid world, use mixtures for version control etc.
52% migrated selectively
43% backed up to external
31% archived machine
17% did nothing.