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Date of this Version

Summer 6-12-2019

Document Type



Rachman, YB. Personal Digital Archiving of Social Media Content Creators: A Preliminary Study. Library Philosophy and Practice. June 2019.


In this study, researcher attempt to explore how the activities of the content creators who are also undergraduate students of Library and Information Science (LIS) of a public university in West Java, Indonesia in managing and storing digital content produced. This research is interesting because the LIS students are assessed knowing the steps in preserving digital content. This is a qualitative research with case study method. The phenomenon studied in this study is the experience of the Indonesian LIS students as creators of social media-digital content in creating, managing, and preserving their digital content which they share with their followers. The selection of the respondents is conducted by using the purposive method. The number of respondents in this study was five (5) digital content creators. The results showed that the intensity of smartphone usage is high, in relation to digital content creation to digital content storage. However, not all respondents apply digital file management. Regarding to the awareness of digital file management, all respondents agreed that personal digital archiving is something that is important and should be a priority to manage a variety of their digital files, although they have not been able to implement it optimally in daily life.