Endangered Data Week

February 26 – March 2, 2018 is Endangered Data Week!

Endangered Data Week is a new, collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. The week’s events can promote care for endangered collections by: publicizing the availability of datasets; increasing critical engagement with them, including through visualization and analysis; and by encouraging political activism for open data policies and the fostering of data skills through workshops on curation, documentation and discovery, improved access, and preservation.


All students, staff and faculty are invited to attend the Endangered Data Week panel discussion presented by the NDSA and the ASIS&T student groups on March 3rd at 2pm in 315 Kresge Library or virtually at: https://canvas.wayne.edu/courses/35228/conferences.

We are thrilled to present the following panel members who will be discussing issues related to data preservation:

This should be a fascinating discussion exploring what librarians can do to help their communities preserve data. For more information and to register, please visit the WSU calendar event. We look forward to seeing you there!

 Be sure to follow the hastag #EndangeredData on social media. And follow @WUNDSA and ASIS&T for daily updates throughout the week!




Wayne State University National Digital Stewardship Alliance Student Chapter’s 4th Colloquium

“Digital Preservation at Your Institution: Challenges, Projects, and Collaboration”

April 27, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Purdy Kresge Library
5265 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

TARGETED PRESENTERS | We are looking for students, alumni, and professionals to speak or present a poster about digital preservation projects they’ve undertaken  at their institution or that they have worked on. Specifically, the challenges they faced and whether any collaboration occurred.

Speakers – We are looking for speakers to present research, case studies, and approaches to digital preservation.   Each speaker will be given 15-25 minutes to speak, as well as a question and answer period.

Poster Submissions – We want to showcase your projects, ideas, and research related to digital preservation.  Students are strongly encouraged to participate.  Poster submissions are an excellent way to showcase your research interests, interact with students and professionals in your field, and build your resume.  Provisions will be in place for poster sessions from distance students who cannot attend the colloquium.

RESEARCH FOCUS | Topics of interest include new tools in digital preservation, creative problem-solving for digital preservation, identifying preservation challenges on an individual institutional level, and digital preservation case studies.

DEADLINE | The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018.

SUBMISSION PROCESS | Please fill out the Google form at the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/ DZY9wmaPNv6Grz3w2

Proposal form for poster and speaker presentations at the 2018 NDSA Colloquium – “Digital Preservation at Your Institution.”

COLLOQUIUM DETAILS | The tentative format includes a professional panel session, research presentations, and a poster session with informal conversations to close.

If you any questions regarding potential presentations, research topics, or registration questions, please email us at wsundsa@gmail.com


    Visit our website: https://wsustudentndsa. wordpress.com/

Breaking Down Encoded Archival Description with Alexandra Orchard!

When: Wednesday, February 7 at 5:30 PM.
Where: In-person in room 315 of the Purdy-Kresge Library, and online through the Canvas SIS Student Group Page: https://canvas.wayne.edu/courses/35228/conferences
Free and open to all SIS students

Join NDSA and SAA as Alexandra Orchard of the Reuther Library breaks down Encoded Archival Description (EAD). EAD was created in an effort to standardize digital data between institutions such as museums, archives, universities, etc. Learn about the importance of EAD today, twenty years after its initial creation. Find out about the relevancy of EAD to the archival profession, as well as the digital challenges attached. Bring your questions for Ms. Orchard!

If you have any questions about the presentation feel free to email either me, Allie Penn, at ga0181@wayne.edu, or Nathaniel Arndts at nathaniel.arndts@wayne.edu.

If you do not see the conference when you click the link (see below) please email fz4835@wayne.edu before the meeting next Wednesday so you can be added to the group. Thank you!

Alexandrea Penn

National Digital Stewardship Alliance President


Help Plan Our Spring Colloquium!

Help Plan Our Spring Colloquium!

When: Saturday, January 27 at 2:30 PM.

Where: Online through the Canvas SIS Student Group Page

Free and open to all SIS students

Interested in digital preservation and projects occurring at various institutions? Join the WSU student chapter of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) as we plan our spring colloquium. This meeting is to help figure out the details of our spring colloquium including: discussing the topic/theme of digital preservation, and the various roles that students can participate in, including: registration, advertising, communications, etc. You do not need to be a member of the NDSA student group to be a part of this project!

Visit our website to view old colloquium information: 

https://wsustudentndsa.wordpress.com/ If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, Allie Penn, at ga0181@wayne.edu

NOTE: Here is a link to the conference: https://canvas.wayne.edu/groups/679/conferences

If you do not see the conference when you click the link please email fz4835@wayne.edu before the meeting on Saturday so you can be added to the group. Thank you!