The rise of the digital era has allowed us to capture and share everything and anything in real time. But then, the unthinkable happens, your hard drive crashes, you lose your thumb drive, or you can’t log into your Instagram account. Join this Library Lunch Hour and learn how to best preserve your photos, manuscripts, films, digital art, and more, and how to develop a personal or family digital archive. We will give you a crash course in how digital media works and what easy steps you can take today to preserve and organize your digital files for the long term.
Lindsay Wittwer is the Digital Archivist and Collections Manager at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, CUNY. In this role she oversees CENTRO’s digital archives and archival collections discovery platforms, digitization program, preservation of the archive’s born-digital holdings, audiovisual archives, accessioning, arrangement and description of the physical holdings of the archives, and reproduction services. She also serves as the coordinator for archives-related grants and special projects. Lindsay is also an adjunct professor in the Archives and Public History program at New York University teaching Digital Archives. She served on the Society of American Archivists Standards Committee from 2016-2022. Lindsay holds an MA in Archival Management and in Public History from New York University and a BA in History and Spanish from Providence College.
Aníbal Arocho is the Library Manager at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archive at CUNY Hunter College. He manages library reference services and a growing collection of over 18,000 items. He holds a Masters of Science in Library and Information Science from the Pratt Institute.
Centro Director, Yarimar Bonilla and Author Sherina Feliciano-Santos on October 7, 2021, discussing her latest book A Contested Caribbean Indigeneity: Language, Social Practice and Identity within Puerto Rican Taino Activism. … Continued