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


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:



2019 Call for DigiPres Planning Committee Volunteers

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance calls for volunteers to join the Planning Committee for Digital Preservation 2019.

Digital Preservation is the NDSA’s major meeting and conference—open to members and non-members alike—focusing on digital stewardship and preservation, data curation, and related issues. This year it will take place October 16th & 17th, 2019, at the Tampa Waterside Marriott in Tampa, Florida, just after the DLF Forum.

Logistical arrangements will be handled by the Digital Library Federation so that this committee can focus more fully on the program for #digipres19. Duties involve defining the vision for the event, drafting and circulating a CFP, coordinating the review and selection of proposals, crafting and publicizing the schedule, serving as session moderator if possible, assisting with social events and/or mentorship opportunities, and collaborating with the DLF Forum planning committee to make this conference partnership a success. We anticipate monthly group calls and regular email exchanges February-October.

This is an opportunity to help shape a crucial venue for intellectual exchange, community-building, development of best practices, and national-level agenda-setting in the field of digital preservation—as well as to set the tone and direction for future NDSA events. Join us!

Volunteers are asked to complete this form by Friday, January 11.

Party with WikiData @ Wayne on Thursday, December 6

Students – we are so close to the end of the semester – it’s time to celebrate!

Join the NDSA, ASIS&T, and SAA student groups December 6th at 5:30pm in 315 Purdy/Kresge Library for a special presentation from Wikidata.

The Wikidata group will be discussing some of their exciting new initiatives to get students to use data with the Wiki platforms. You use Wikipedia every day, whether it’s to settle that debate with your friend over dinner or to give you an overview of a topic that comes up in your studies. But how much do you know about the fifth most visited website in the world?

In this session, Wiki Education’s LiAnna Davis will be on campus to explain how Wikipedia works — and how you can help contribute knowledge to the world through the Wikimedia platforms. Bring your burning questions about Wikipedia, and we’ll give you answers!

Come early and enjoy coco, tea, coffee, and light refreshments with other students and faculty from SIS!

You can attend online as well: