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dc.contributor.advisorGalloway, Patricia Kay
dc.creatorKim, Sarahen
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-04T18:54:00Zen
dc.date.issued2013-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2013en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/21134en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation explores personal digital archiving practices, particularly in relation to the construction of self. Personal digital archiving is an everyday practice through which people manage and preserve digital documents that have particular meanings to them. This process involves a constant value assignment that is intertwined with the recollection of life events. In-depth case studies were used to gain a holistic understanding as close to research participants’ perspectives as possible. Semi-structured narrative interviews were conducted with 23 individuals from various backgrounds.The results are discussed in relation to emotions and self-evaluation. Personal digital archiving as a process, directly or indirectly, involves a self-enhancement and self-verification which is an integral part of self-confirmation. This study contributes to the in-depth observation of everyday record-keeping in a digital environment, particularly providing interpretive accounts of individual differences and why people do things in a certain way.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectPersonal digital archivingen
dc.subjectPersonal information managementen
dc.subjectEveryday record-keepingen
dc.subjectPersonal archivesen
dc.subjectDigital preservationen
dc.subjectDigital cultural heritageen
dc.subjectImpression managementen
dc.subjectEmotions and archivesen
dc.subjectQualitative case studyen
dc.subjectInterpretative Phenomenological Analysisen
dc.titlePersonal digital archives : preservation of documents, preservation of selfen
dc.date.updated2013-09-04T18:54:01Zen
thesis.degree.departmentInformationen
thesis.degree.disciplineInformation Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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