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The present study investigated ‘Digital Information Management practices pertaining to personal and professional digital information by the faculties of ‘Higher Education Institutions’. The study is envisioned to discover the use of Digital Information Management (DIM) and all its multiplicity, degree of usage, form and formats, advantages, and problems encountered while practicing digital preservation and access. This qualitative study used the survey method and questionnaire technique for data accumulation. The study reveals that almost 50% of the faculty members manage their digital content and perceive that they acquired their skills towards DIM from themselves and their colleagues and friends. As the teaching-learning process is the primary objective of digital preservation, Google Drive is a secure medium for digital information storage. Time-saving, storage, and access are the main advantages of DIM and the technicality of digital devices and web services are the main issues. DIM plays an important role in the teaching community as the content preservation system and transition from print to digital content, acquisition, storage, and access are knowledge-intensive processes.