Endangered Data Panel

Hello! Couldn’t make it to the Endangered Data Panel? Check out the recording here.

List of Speakers:
 Justin Schell, Director of the Shapiro Design Lab at the University of Michigan Library, discussing the landscape of endangered data two years into the Trump administration, and the many ongoing efforts to preserve valuable and vulnerable data across academic, federal, and cultural heritage data.

Jodi Coalter, a recent graduate of the MLIS program at Wayne State University, and STEM Librarian at the University of Maryland, discussing data from naturalist journals in the 1800s, focusing mainly on the collection, organization, and preservation of that data.

 Dr. Timothy Bowman, a professor at Wayne State University, discussing scholarly communication online and how we are dealing with collecting and archiving data related to altmetrics.

Garrett Morton and Sam Sciolla, graduate students in the Science of Information program at the University of Michigan, discussing their work with the DTE Aerial Photographs collection’s and how its current arrangement and lack of external metadata poses risks to identification of individual files.


Endangered Data Week & Event!

“Endangered Data Week is a collaborative effort coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. The week’s events can promote care for endangered collections by: publicizing the availability of datasets; increasing critical engagement with them, including through visualization and analysis; and by encouraging political activism for open data policies and the fostering of data skills through workshops on curation, documentation and discovery, improved access, and preservation.”

Endangered Data Week focuses on gaining more attention to not only the risk these items face, but also what we can do to best preserve them. Find out more information at their website: https://endangereddataweek.org/

Our student chapter will be hosting a panel on Endangered Data on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 1:30PM. We will have a number of presenters discussing their work to help preserve data, or discussing what we can do to help this cause. Join us either online or on-campus!


Call for Speakers and Poster Submissions

Wayne State University National Digital Stewardship Alliance Student Chapter’s 5th Colloquium

“Differing Digital Data: Exploring Unique Digital Projects, Challenges, Collaboration and Experiences”
April 26, 2019, 9:00AM – 1:00 PM
Purdy Kresge Library
5265 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

TARGETED PRESENTERS | We are looking for students, alumni, and professionals to speak or present a poster about digital projects they’ve undertaken  at their institution or that they have worked on. We are looking for presentations on projects that require some outside-of-the-box thinking and innovative solutions in order to highlight the myriad ways digital presentation projects can be tackled by sharing the approaches and methods used to solve these unique problems.

Speakers – We are looking for speakers to present research, case studies, and approaches to digital preservation.   Each speaker will be given 15-25 minute time frame to speak, as well as a question and answer period.

Poster Submissions – We want to showcase your projects, ideas, and research related to digital preservation.  Students are strongly encouraged to participate.  Poster submissions are an excellent way to showcase your research interests, interact with students and professionals in your field, and build your resume.  Provisions will be in place for poster sessions from distance students who cannot attend the colloquium.

RESEARCH FOCUS | Topics of interest include new tools in digital preservation, creative problem-solving for digital preservation, working with and preserving the data of various projects, collaboration projects, infrastructure issues, preserving on a budget, looking forward (where are digital preservation practices heading), etc.

DEADLINE | The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018.

SUBMISSION PROCESS | Please fill out the Google form found here.

COLLOQUIUM DETAILS | The tentative format includes a professional panel session, research presentations, and a poster session with informal conversations to close.

If you any questions regarding potential presentations, research topics, or registration questions, please email us at wsundsa@gmail.com

Online Video Game Preservation with Edward Gloor

Edward Gloor is a master’s student at the University of Illinois. His presentation looks at how video games are preserved and focuses on the lack of understanding and preservation for the social spaces surrounding the games. Using online multiplayer games such as World of Warcraft, he explores the need to preserve those spaces as well as the games themselves. Questions include: is it enough to just capture interactions that happen within the game or will researchers require forum posts from the games official website to fully understand the context of the game? What about the communities that exist within the game but communicate on unofficial sites? Edward’s presentation explores these questions and more.

Check out his poster here: DigiPres poster

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to him: egloor2@illinois.edu