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This issue of Library Technology Reports (vol. 56, no. 5) addresses some of the following questions. How do library community members build their digital lives? Are libraries involved in the building and education of those digital lives? How do we as librarians aid our patrons in understanding the legacies they leave behind in a digital world? Death is a topic often avoided, but the legacy we leave behind in both our physical and digital worlds is important. These legacies deserve recognition. In this report we investigate digital footprints, digital legacy, and digital lives.

Chapter 1—Introduction 
Heather Moorefield-Lang

Chapter 2—Digital Literacy and Digital Legacy 
Lucas Maxwell

Chapter 3—The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Digital Legacies 
Nicole Cooke

Chapter 4—Digital Citizenship, Digital Legacy, and School Librarians 
April Dawkins

Chapter 5—Digitization and Personal Digital Archiving
Katlin Seagraves

Chapter 6—Keeping Your Digital Legacy Safe
Heather Moorefield-Lang and Jeffry Lang

Library Technology Reports

Published by ALA TechSource, Library Technology Reports helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Library Technology Reports publishes eight issues annually and provides thorough overviews of current technology. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Find out more information on this publication here.

Heather Moorefield-Lang

Heather Moorefield-Lang is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Department of Library and Information Science. She has long been interested in how technologies can enhance instruction in libraries and classrooms. Her current research focuses on makerspaces in libraries of all types. She had the honor of being nominated for the White House Champion of Change for Making in 2016 and was awarded an AASL Research Grant in 2019 for her research in makerspaces. To learn more about Heather and her work, see her website, check out her YouTube Channel Tech 15, or follow her on Twitter @actinginthelib.