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Digitize Your Sources (DIY)

A library guide to DIY tools and resources for digitizing sources in preparation for digital scholarship.

Storing Digital Data

When working with digital data it's important to properly backup your files in the event of loss or corruption. A good practice to implement is the 3-2-1 Rule:

  • 3 – Keep 3 copies of any important file: 1 primary and 2 backups.
  • 2 – Store on 2 different formats. Example: Hard Drive and DropBox
  • 1 – Store 1 copy offsite (physically or in cloud storage). 

Some free cloud storage options include: DropBox, Google Drive and OneDrive.

Tulane IT offers Microsoft 365 for free to all students which includes Office and 1 Terabyte of storage via OneDrive.

Another option is Box. All Tulane Faculty and staff have access to storage on Box. Students do not have access to a Tulane provisioned Box account but may create personal accounts directly with Box with 10GB of storage.

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