1/21/21 Monthly Meeting

The next National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Meeting will be held this coming Thursday, January 21st at 7:00pm EST on Microsoft Teams.

This meeting will be a “work session” for this year’s NDSA project: preserving digital family records. At our last meeting, we broke into research subgroups to tackle different preservation concerns. At this upcoming meeting, we will break into our groups and report back any findings/breakthroughs that we may have had. If you were unable to come to last month’s meeting, still drop by this time—we’d be happy to have you participate!

Additionally, we will be holding a “Brown Bag/Watch Party” event, which has been moved to Friday, February 5th. We currently have THREE recording options that we can view and discuss as a group. Please click here to cast your vote for your favorite option (ideally by our monthly meeting on January 21st). We’ll discuss the time of the watch party at this week’s meeting.

We have a Microsoft Teams site labelled “NDSA Student Group” if you want to join us for chats, as well!

Hope to see you all there and good luck in the new semester!

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 313-261-5339 United States, Detroit (Toll)

Conference ID: 476 535 510#

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