Save the Date! April 23-25, 2018 #PDA18

Conference Schedule will be posted soon!

The Registration Form is now available.

Join us for the Personal Digital Archiving annual conference in Houston, TX. Hosted by the University of Houston Libraries, the conference will consist of presentations, panel discussions, poster presentations, and hands-on workshops. A diverse selection of topics has been presented at previous conferences, including: presentations about family history projects and community photo preservation; best practices and discussion about library/archive management of born-digital items; community-based history and event archiving on social media; and so much more (see previous conference pages, below).

PDA is the only conference focused on the personal digital archive, including projects and presentations from both individuals and organizations. Personal Digital Archiving 2018 invites proposals on a variety of relevant topics, including:

  • Examples of successful projects or learning experiences related to personal digital archives
  • Why personal digital archives matter to individuals, communities, and organizations
  • Distinctions between personal information management and the archive
  • Key threats to personal digital archives, including cost, disaster, technology change, and social threats
  • Applying selection criteria or other management tools for personal digital archives
  • The digital archive during a person’s life and after death
  • Management tools and techniques for personal digital archives

Who should attend?

  • community organizations with oral histories or other local collections
  • scholars, researchers, and graduate students in all related disciplines
    individuals preserving family archives
  • activist groups, hobbyists, and tool developers that aim to preserve things digital
  • information professionals such as archivists, librarians, and curators

For requests or questions, contact Melody Condron at

Please check back soon for additional information.