This list is compiled and adapted from information by Phil Michel, Digital Conversion Coordinator from the Prints & Photographs Division of the Library of Congress and Vassar Digital Library.
Identify where you have digital media
Decide which files are most important
Organize the selected files
Make copies and store them in different places
The 3-2-1 rule
It’s good to manage things yourself. Storage in the cloud or a third party company has no guarantees. Make them one of the options for backups, not the only option. Stay organized, save multiple copies in multiple places, and refresh your media.
Some more tips:
Download important Google docs periodically and then follow the preservation basics.
Clean up files and delete old copies if not using.
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