Die Library of Congress hat einen Ratgeber für die Archivierung persönlicher digitaler Erinnerungsstücke wie Photos, eMails und Websites herausgegeben (Hinweis aus Web Watching for Archivists): „Our photo albums, letters, home movies and paper documents are a vital link to the past. Personal information we create today has the same value. The only difference is that much of it is now digital. Chances are that you want to keep some digital photos, e-mail, and other files so that you—and your family—can look at them in the future. But preserving digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with“.