Calling all Digital Preservation Practitioners!

For over a year area archivists, librarians, educators, and museum professionals have considered forming a regional group of digital preservation practitioners to provide a forum for discussing challenges and exchanging real-world solutions implemented at our institutions. In mid-February an initial announcement to gauge interest was sent, and the response exceeded expectations! Factoring in scheduling information gathered through the poll sent with the initial announcement, the details for the first meeting are:

What: Digital Preservation Practitioners Meeting – Everyone is invited whether student or professional. All geographic locations can come. If you can get here you are welcome to participate!
When: Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 6pm (Preservation Week)
Where: WSU Library and Information Science, 315 Kresge in the Purdy/Kresge Library (map and directions)

The Plan:

  • Conference Room: brainstorming about biggest issues and what we want to explore as a group. (We want to be clear that this is your group!)
  • WSU SLIS Digital Media Projects Lab: tour of the lab, which is capable of many formats of digital migration and a DSpace demo.

We know that some will not be able to make it to this initial meeting, and are exploring ways to facilitate participation for those who cannot attend in person. We will have further updates in the near future.

If you have any questions, or would like to be added to an email list for updates on details as they emerge, please let us know.

Kim Schroeder
Lecturer and Career Advisor
Wayne State University
School of Library and Information Science


Lance Stuchell
Digital Preservation Librarian
Department of Preservation and Conservation
University Library, University of Michigan

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