NOVEMBER 2014 GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

Online Attendees: Kim Schroeder (faculty advisor), Adam Mosseri, Courtney Whitmore, Lauren Schroeder, Chris Bonadio, Marna, Stephanie Chapman, Nakenya Lewis, Rachel Esguerra, Celeste A-Re

Presentation

Our faculty advisor, Professor Kim Schroeder, gave a very enlightening presentation covering current trends in digital preservation called, “Behind the Scenes in Digital Preservation.”

The PowerPoint slides can be found here: Presentation_Behind+the+Scenes+in+DP

News and Announcements

A.  Bake Sales—Volunteers Needed, please!

The NDSA will be sponsoring 2 bakes sales next semester (Winter 2015).  Proceeds from the sale will provide travel money for those students going to the NDSA National Conference.   No official dates have been selected.

If you would like to help us, please contact NDSA President, Adam Mosseri, at adam.mosseri@wayne.edu

 B.  2015 WSU NDSA Colloquium

The NSDA Colloquium will be held on April 24, 2015.

From the flier: We are looking for students, alumni, and professionals to speak or present a poster on digital preservation.   This year’s theme is “Putting the Pieces Together: Digital Curation, Preservation, and Metadata”, which involves any topic related to the skills, tools and processes involved in digital curation, digital preservation, and metadata generation, use, and management.

Submission deadline is February 8, 2015.

Submit to wsundsa@gmail.com the following information:

-Your name, email, and phone number

-Brief background/bio relevant to your presentation

-Title of your presentation. Indicate if it is for a talk or poster.

-Description of your presentation (250 words) or for posters (150 words)

*Accepted presenters will be notified after February 15th.*

If you have any question, please contact our faculty advisor, Kim Schroeder, at ag1797@wayne.edu

C.  NDSA Alternate Spring Break

Students can spend their Spring Break working with experts in digital preservation and curation.

More detail coming in December.  Please contact Kim Schroeder at ag1797@wayne.edu, for details.

D.  NDSR Residency Program

It is a year-long fellowship for recent MLIS graduates interested in digital curation and preservation.

Application information for NDSR 2015 in Washington DC is now available. Applications will be accepted starting on December 17th.

From the website (http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr/applicationinfo.html?loclr=fbdig):

NDSR Washington, D.C. seeks highly qualified applicants for the 2015-2016 residency to work onsite at partner institutions starting in June 2015 on well-defined digital stewardship projects. Residents are paid directly by the program through IMLS funds administered by the Library of Congress for the year-long residency. Host institutions for the residency will be identified by December 15, 2014 and the residency application period will open on December 17, 2014. The application period will close on January 30, 2015. For information on how to apply please click the link below.

http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr/Resident%20Applicant%20Instructions.pdf

Please contact Kim Schroeder, ag1797@wayne.edu, for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

 A.  Fedora Project

 More volunteers are needed for OCR and cataloguing.  If you are interested, please contact Kim Schroeder, ag1797@wayne.edu.  This project is available for both on-campus and distance students.

B.  Other Projects

Here is a list of other projects available to NDSA students: NDSA_Resume_Builders

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