Tips on preserving your own documents

Do you have treasures of your own on paper that you want to protect from decay? We will gladly advise you on all issues relating to the preservation of valuable documents.

Archiving your digital information

Preserving digital information is a huge challenge for individuals as well as institutions. Issues to consider include

  • legal validity and conservation periods,
  • the increasing number of financial and government transactions handled digitally,
  • and storing digital photos, music, videos etc. in a form that will allow them to be found and used in the future.

Source: nestor Working Group on Personal Digital Archiving

There are various projects around the world dedicated to personal digital archiving. You can find links to three such projects under “Further information”. The linked pages contain some useful tips for handling your digital information.


Swiss National Library
Preservation and Conservation
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Phone +41 58 465 00 12
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