Converge and Ingest: Building a Toolbox Colloquium (2014)

Join us on Saturday, April 5th, 9:45am- 3:00pm, WSU’s Purdy Kresge Library. We are very pleased to announce our 2nd colloquium, “Converge and Ingest: Building a Toolbox”, to be held on April 5th from 10:00 am – 3:00 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 an educator, a student or an academic, public, or special collections librarian, archivist, or records information manager.

Can’t make it in person? Plan to attend online!  Connect here: What will you learn about? Topics include preparing for preservation, fixity tools and metadata wrappers, Resource Description Framework (RDF), working with obsolete digital media, archival management software, Archivematica, and much more! Registration RSVP at as space will be limited! Walk-ins are welcome, but may be standing-room only. This event is free to attend! 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. Campus Map


Sign In: 9:45 – 10:00 AM Welcome & Introductions: 10:00 – 10:15 AM Opening remarks from Sandra Yee, Dean of the Wayne State University Library System; Kim Schroeder, Faculty Advisor for WSU NDSA Student Chapter; and Adam Mosseri, WSU NDSA Student Chapter President Presentations and Q&A Session: 10:15 AM – 1:30 PM 10:15AM – 10:45am: “Untitled (Hidden Track): Born Digital Content Preservation Service at UIUC”, Tracy Popp Tracy Popp is Digital Preservation Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, where her work focuses on the preservation and access of born-digital library collections. She manages the Library’s born digital content preservation service. She employs digital forensics tools and methods to recover content from obsolete and obsolescing media held in the University’s libraries and archives collections. 10:45-11:15am: “Dealing with Obsolete Digital Media in the Robert Altman Archives: Challenges and Strategies”, Jennifer Kremyar Jennifer Kremyar will graduate this spring with an Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan, where her concentration has been in Preservation of Information. She has undertaken a number of internships and projects dealing with the intersection of physical and digital media. Currently, she works in digitization and cataloging at the Clark Map Library and in archival processing at the John Sayles Archives. 11:15am-11:45am: “Vision Quest: Maturing Digital Object Management Practices at GVSU”, Max Eckard and Kyle Felker Max Eckard is the Metadata & Digital Curation Librarian at Grand Valley State University. A [relatively] recent graduate of North Carolina Central University’s School of Library and Information Science, he is passionate about digital preservation and librarianship as service.

Kyle Felker is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Grand Valley State University.  He is a [non-recent] graduate of the LSU School of Library and Information Science with more than ten years’ worth of experience in managing technology in a library setting.
You can check out the blog they mentioned in their presentation at

15 Minute Intermission (Refreshments Served) Noon-12:30pm: “How to Approach the Preservation of Explicit Content in a Digital Environment“, Adam Mosseri Adam Mosseri is a second year library and information science graduate student at Wayne State University. He is the current president of Wayne State University’s NDSA student chapter and previously presented at the Michigan Library Association conference on the Digital Preservation of Pornography. He currently works for the university as an information technology specialist and archivist and as the M. Jacob & Sons fellow for the Detroit Jewish News Foundation. 12:30pm-1pm: “Organizing, Contextualizing, and Storing Legacy Research Data: A Case Study”, (Tina) Na Qin Tina Qin participated in this project in summer 2013. Now, she has graduated from Indiana University, and currently works as a Science Librarian at Michigan State University. The paper of this project was published in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2013 winter issue. 1-1:30pm: “Preparing for Preservation”, Cole Hudson and Graham Hukill Graham Hukill is a digital publishing librarian at Wayne State University, currently working hard with colleagues to build a new digital collections infrastructure for the library. Cole Hudson is a librarian with Wayne State University.  Along with the rest of the Digital Publishing team, he’s helping build the digital content systems that power our library. Poster Session & Appetizers/Refreshments: 1:30 – 3:00 PM Poster session featuring research and work by WSU SLIS alumni; current MLIS students from Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, and McGill University; and professionals from Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, the World Bank Group Archives, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Enlighten (Ann Arbor).  Appetizers and coffee will be available at the poster session. Resource Description Framework (RDF): Helping or Hindering Digital Preservation? Laura Gentry, graduate student at the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science The National Digital Stewardship Residency Program: A New Model for Digital Preservation Training Heidi Elaine Dowding, National Digital Stewardship Resident at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection Emily Reynolds, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the World Bank Group Archives Digital Processing for Archivematica at the MSU Archives and Historical Collections Courtney Whitmore, graduate student at the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science Towards a Collaborative Solution for Born-Digital Preservation for Archives Allana Mayer, second-year MLIS student at McGill University in Montreal Digital Preservation of Multimedia Presentations Roxanne Brazell, dual graduate student pursuing Master of Education in Instructional Technology and MLIS from Wayne State University Aubrey Maynard, graduate student at Wayne State University, soon to graduate with an MLIS and Certificate of Records and Information Management Electronic preservation challenges of human rights violations evidence Maria Inmaculada Aleixos Borrás, Master of Science in Information student, University of Michigan Open-Source versus Proprietary software for archival Management  Pros and Cons Michelle Woods, Head  of Digital, Archives/Special Collections, Media and Copyright Issues at Xavier University of Louisiana Work Flow Modification: The Collections Staging Area Meg Anthony, a current Wayne State University SLIS student in her last semester, completing her practicum with an internship at The Henry Ford Museum Converge and Ingest 2014 flyer We hope to see you there!

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