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:


World Digital Preservation Day

Today is World Digital Preservation Day!

In celebration of the second annual World Digital Preservation Day, the MetaArchive Cooperative is delighted to announce and share our first quarterly newsletter! In it, you’ll find a wealth of information on our most recent activities, including an brief overview of our SuperNode Pilot Project, plus member snapshots and new publications from community members.

Find out about more cool preservation events here:

ICSPR Tour – November 9

Tour ICSPR with NDSA! Join the campus NDSA group as we tour ICPSR at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

ICPSR advances and expands social and behavioral research, acting as a global leader in data stewardship and providing rich data resources and responsive educational opportunities for present and future generations.” The organization maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences.

We will be touring the facility Friday, November 9, 2018 at 2:00PM. The tour is open to SIS students as well as alumni and library system staff. Please RSVP for the tour using the Google form below so we can give the organization an accurate count.

Parking information:

There will be carpool options available! If you are interested in carpooling please fill select that option and we will reach out to you. Carpool will be leaving Wayne State’s campus around 12:45PM.

Feel free to email Allie at if you have any questions.

NDSA Project Meeting!

When: Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 PM.
Where: In-person in room 315 of the Purdy-Kresge Library, and online through the Canvas SIS Student Group Page:
Free and open to all SIS students

Join NDSA as we recap the national conference and our presentation. We will also be discussing the project we are currently working on–digital publishing preservation. It’s not too late to join the project! If you’re interested attend the meeting and learn about the project and how you can get involved.

NDSA will also be discussing upcoming meetings. We also have open officer positions and will be accepting nominations.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me, Allie Penn, at