Library of Alexandria Rule: Research Survival for the Digital Age
Computers have revolutionized the way we do genealogy and made it possible for anyone to search out their family’s history. It is easier than ever to research, collaborate and make copies.. But will your work be accessible and readable 100 years from now? We’ll discuss the Library of Alexandria rule for making sure your history is preserved for your descendants. We’ll talk about methods to archive your digital work, so that your great-great grandchildren will be able to learn and be inspired by the records you have compiled.
Janet Hovorka received a B.A. in History and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from BYU. She and her husband Kim own Family ChartMasters the official printers for most genealogy software and database companies. Janet is the author of Zap the Grandma Gap books for connecting with your family by connecting them to their family history. She is passionate about the nutrition family history brings to the soul. Janet writes The Chart Chick blog and has written for numerous genealogy publications. She is the past president of the Utah Genealogical Association and teaching genealogy at Salt Lake Community College.