Preservation of Personal Documents

Personal Digital Archiving Day

Come and join the Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections to celebrate Personal Digital Archiving Day!  The University Libraries CSWR invites the UNM community to stop by and have up to three photos scanned and preserved as digital files. 

Here are the details:

When: April 25, 2018

Where: Water’s Room, west wing in Zimmerman Library


  • Bring up to 3 personal photographs

  • CSWR staff will scan the photographs

  • You take the digital photographs home on a flash drive or via email

Extra! Learn where you can make your own scans & see how CSWR preserves its photographic prints.

The American Library Association annually plans Preservation Week, held this year April 22-28, 2018.  Libraries and other organizations across the United States join in to celebrate and build awareness of the need to “Save our Stuff”!  If you are interested in learning best practices for formats and material other than photographic prints, look at some of these resources: