Jeanne Kramer-Smyth blogged about the Digital Humanities 2009 conference, including the session "Digital Lives: How people create, manipulate and store their personal digital archives." The Digital Lives project sought to create "a better understanding of how people manage digital collections on their laptops, pdas and home computers." The research was conducted by interviewing 25 people in-depth.
Kramer-Smyth did a nice summary of the session (which I cannot in good faith summarize even further) and provides links to additional information.
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