Introducing: This Week in NDSA!

Hello Members of this Library and Information Science Community,

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) student organization at Wayne State University is pleased to announce that we will be sharing our organization’s stories weekly with the LIS community. These stories will highlight the projects and activities our members have been engaging in, which have allowed them to gain practical experience and better our community. So be on the lookout every Tuesday for “This Week in NDSA.”


This week members of WSU NDSA continued work in the Grosscup Museum of Anthropology’s archive, on Wayne State University’s campus. Our members began working this past summer on digitizing the museum’s slide collection. A slide, also known as reversal film, is a mounted transparency intended for projection on a screen using a slide projector and the most common form is the 35 mm slide. The museum’s collection accounts to over 2000 slides framed in 2×2 inch cardboard and plastic mounts. Our members have been scanning these images into the museums software, Past Perfect 5.0.  With their contributions, the NDSA student group has started digitally preserving the Grosscup Museum of Anthropology’s visual collection.

Grosscup Museum Archive, slides

Slides that the students have been working with at the Grosscup Museum of Anthropology’s archive.

Written by Adam Mosseri,
President
National Digital Stewardship Alliance
Wayne State Student Chapter

If you are interested in gaining practical experience by contributing to this project or volunteering on another WSU NDSA project, please feel free to contact Adam Mosseri at eu1310@wayne.edu or Kimberly Schroeder at ag1797@wayne.edu. Alternatively, consider attending our monthly NDSA student group meetings for more information.

For more information and updates about us:
Email: wsundsa@gmail.com
Blog: https://wsustudentndsa.wordpress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wsustudentndsa
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSUNDSA

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