We create digital content in every aspect of our lives. Where once our precious documents were letters, diaries and photo albums, today they may be emails, blogs and Instagram accounts. How would we feel if we lost those electronic records, and what impact would that have on our personal and collective history?

Check a sample of items from our digital collections.

Watch Dr Rebecca Huntley talk about the need to become aware of the digital content we create every day, and why we need to get serious about preserving our own digital lives.

Dr Rebecca Huntley is a social researcher and writer with degrees in law and film studies and a PhD in Gender Studies. She is currently Senior Editor & Director of Insights & Research at Mama Mia Women's Network.