Converge and Ingest: Learning about Digital Preservation Colloquium

Join us on Tuesday, October 23, 5:45- 9:00pm, WSU’s Purdy Kresge Library.

Tomorrow at 5:45, the Online Gallery for the Colloquium will be available. You will be able to view the posters and the slides for presentations here. To view the live stream of the event, connect at:, and log in as a guest. Our online participants will be welcomed and their questions and comments facilitated by our officers who are online students, Aubrey Maynard, Laura Gentry, and Bradley Woodruff.

We are very pleased to announce our 1st colloquium, “Converge and Ingest: Learning About Digital Preservation”, to be held on October 23rd from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in Detroit, Michigan at Wayne State University’s Purdy Kresge Library.

The colloquium will draw together professionals and students to share and discuss information on a variety of topics related to digital preservation. Light refreshments will be served during the poster session.

Who’s invited?
Any interested information professional, whether you’re a student, faculty, academic, public, or special collections librarian, archivist,or records information manager.

Can’t make it in person? Plan to attend online!
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What will you learn about?
Topics include data curation, digital collection platforms, preservation for archivists, preservation metadata, web archiving, saving music formats, video games, new media art, digital forensics, and what is “good enough” preservation.

RSVP to, or to our Facebook invite to guarantee a seat, but walk-ins are welcome.

Venue Information:
Wayne State University
Purdy-Kresge Library Auditorium
5265 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

Click here for parking information in WSU structures or surface lots.  There is also limited metered on-street parking available on Cass Avenue and Anthony Wayne Drive.

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Sign In:
5:45 – 6:00 PM

Welcome & Introductions
6:00 – 6:15 PM
Opening remarks from Stephen Bajjaly, Associate Dean and Director of SLIS at WSU; Kim Schroeder, Faculty Advisor for WSU NDSA Student Chapter; and Lisa Phillips, WSU NDSA Student Chapter President

Presentations and Q&A Session:
6:15 – 8:15 PM

“A Conservator takes on Digital Preservation”, Kevin Driedger

Kevin Driedger is a Wayne State University SLIS alumnus, and former adjunct faculty.  He is a librarian at the Library of Michigan with responsibilities for conservation, digitization, and cataloging.  He recently completed training to be a Library of Congress Digital Preservation Outreach and Education trainer.  He hosts the blog Library Preservation 2, which can be accessed here:

“Imagining an Ecosystem: Selecting a Digital Collection Platform for the Library”, Graham Hukill

Graham Hukill is a Digital Publishing Librarian in the Wayne State University library system, working on the Digital Publishing Team as part of the greater Collection Management and Discovery Services (CMDS) department. His primary responsibilities include helping to manage the online Institutional Repository (Wayne Digital Commons), curating and managing digital collections, and the maintenance of library affiliated websites.  He started in July of this past summer, in the midst of a lot exciting projects and initiatives in the realm of digital collections and preservation in his new department.

“Data Curation on Trip to the Stars”, Nick Krabbenhoeft

Nick Krabbenhoeft is a second year student in digital preservation and data curation. He has written DMPs for MATRIX at MSU and evaluated commercial off the shelf digital preservation systems at the Center for Research Libraries. He has had a long-term interest in space travel and its impact on modern expectations of instantaneous data.

“Dissemination Information Packages for Information Reuse”, Jessica Schaengold

Jessica Schaengold is a graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Information, specializing in Archives and Records Management and Preservation of Information. Her talk stems from her work as a research assistant for the past year on the project “Dissemination Information Packages for Information Reuse” ( under University of Michigan School of Information professor Elizabeth Yakel.

“Desks Drawers and Trusted Repositories: Digital Preservation in an Academic Library”, Lance Stuchell

Lance Stuchell is the Digital Preservation Librarian at the University of Michigan, where he advises the library community and leads in the continued development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive digital preservation program. Prior to joining the University Library, he served as the Digital Archivist at The Henry Ford’s Benson Ford Research Center and Digital Preservation Projects Coordinator at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Lance received his undergraduate degree in History from Northwestern University and an MSI with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from the School of Information at the University of Michigan.

Poster Session & Appetizers/Refreshments:
8:15 – 9:00 PM
Poster session featuring research and work by WSU SLIS alumni and current SLIS students from Wayne State University, University of Michigan, and Indiana University.  Appetizers and coffee will be available at the poster session.

Preserving Uncommon Formats: Digital Audio Tapes and Executable Files
Jessica Schaengold, graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Information.

Understanding Preservation Metadata:  PREMIS vs. OAIS
Brianna Marshall is a dual-degree Master of Library Science and Master of Information Science candidate in the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science.

Archival Description Applied to Digital Formats and Digital Preservation: Maintaining Metadata throughout the Digital Preservation Process
Alexandra Orchard, SEIU Archivist, Walter Reuther Library; MLIS and Archival Administration Certificate from Wayne State University.

Current Issues and Future Solutions within Digital Preservation of Video Games
Aubrey Maynard and Courtney Whitmore, Graduate Students, Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science

DIY Archiving:  The GeoCities Project and the Future of Web Archiving
Camille Chidsey and Kelly Kietur, MLIS candidates, Wayne State University

Preserving Removable Media
Miriely Guerrero, masters student at the University of Michigan School of Information.

Preserving Primary Sources: An SOS for Social Scientists? (distance presentation)
Laura Gentry, MLIS Candidate, Wayne State University

Contemplations for Migration: a Look at New Media Art
Kristin Johnson and Angie Yip, MLIS candidates, Wayne State University

Preserving Your Past:  Creating a Public Service Announcement Video on Digital Preservation
Camille Chidsey, Laura Gentry, and Lisa Phillips
MLIS Candidates, Wayne State University

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