This Week in NDSA, president Margie Wade discusses her experience attending the Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners Meeting and what she learned.
I recently attended the Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners Meeting that was hosted by Albion College on October 9.
Day 2 (Oct. 9) began with “Lightning Talks” that are 15 minute interactive presentations that included topics of Open Access, Linked Open Data, an Electronic Records Submission Tool and Reuse of Old Data to Foster New Research.
During the “Birds of a Feather” sessions, which are 15-minute rotations between several other topical sessions going on simultaneously, conversations began about Trusted Digital Repositories, Email Preservation, Reference Services and Shared Hosting Opportunities.
In addition to these sessions there were opportunities to hear about projects that other institutions are working on through poster presentations, additional lightning talks and Tool Demos.
I highly suggest if you have the opportunity to attend meetings like this that you take advantage of the networking and learning opportunities. The Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners will hold another meeting in March of 2016. Additional information about MMDP and their meetings can be found here:http://archives.msu.edu/about/conferences.php?about_conferences