Events

Endangered Data Week Panel Discussion – March 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

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!

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Wayne State University National Digital Stewardship Alliance Student Chapter’s 4th Colloquium – April 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

“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 (copy and paste into your browser)

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


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