To have and to hold: Exploring the personal archive. Joseph ‘Jofish’ Kaye, Janet Vertesi Shari Avery, Allan Dafoe, Shay David, Lisa Onaga, Ivan Rosero, & Trevor Pinch. Introduction.
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Joseph ‘Jofish’ Kaye, Janet VertesiShari Avery, Allan Dafoe, Shay David, Lisa Onaga, Ivan Rosero, & Trevor Pinch
To design better technologies to support archiving activities in a digital arena we have to understand personal archiving as a human practice, not just information retrieval
Henderson, CHI’04: Desktops
Jones et. al., CHI’05: Folders
Whittaker & Sidner, CHI’96: Email
Bellotti et. al., DIS’02: Email, info
Ducheneaut & Bellotti, interactions ’01: email habitat
Whittaker & Hirschberg, ToCHI’01: personal paper archives
Voida et. al., CHI’05: iTunes
Archiving occurs across
An ongoing practice of
“If there ever were a fire, I would grab this folder right here.”
Influences entire structure of the archive
Values for archiving affect the choices you make about document storage
What happens when you can’t back up?
“How do you back up a protein? How do you keep a moth alive? How do you keep a cancer cell from growing?”
Archiving as an expression and crafting of identity
Projected out to the world and back at the individual.
Goffman: identity kit, tokens, the visible personal.
Voida et. al.: iTunes
Everyone we interviewed used both digital & analog
Different tools appropriated or neglected as necessary
Reproduction of similar values from analog to digital
Hyper-use: Choose one tool to solve a particular problem and extend:
filing boxes, cabinets…
applies to digital space: emails, bookmarks, etc.
These values provide criteria for judging the personal archive’s success
Our forty-eight subjects, Phoebe Sengers, Amy Voida, Geoff Bowker, the Culturally Embedded Computing Group and the Science & Technology Studies Department, Cornell University.