In case you missed it

Last month, our group had a fascinating, free-flowing discussion with Matt Jones about his project, River Street Anthology. We talked about how he records and documents the musicians he works with, as well as the relationship he is building with the Archives of Michigan.

You can see and hear our entire conversation (technical troubleshooting and all) at




Meet River Street Anthology founder Matt Jones at September NDSA gathering!

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Where: Kresge Library, 3rd floor, Room 315 or online at

Join the WSU student chapter of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) for a presentation by Matt Jones, the founder of River Street Anthology. The River Street Anthology project is traveling the state “to collect, preserve, and make accessible music covering the gamut of genres, cultures, ages, and genders of Michigan music.”

After the presentation, we’ll discuss plans and projects for the new academic year as well as elect officers.

Free and open to all students, faculty and staff.

SAA/NDSA Fall Mixer

Are you interested in archives or digital content management? Interested in getting involved with a student group that meets your interests and can help you develop as a student? The campus Society of American Archivists (SAA) group and the campus National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) group are excited to invite you to a pizza party/social mixer.
Come find out about the two groups and meet the leaders of those groups. Ask questions about what you can look forward to in the upcoming semesters and what the two groups hope to accomplish in the upcoming school year!
The mixer will be at the Reuther Library, Reuther Conference Room on August 31, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. 

Seeking SLIS students for summer project

Looking for a project to work on this summer? Something that is both interesting and a great addition to your resume? Help National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) create digital preservation plans for three institutions!

What exactly would you have to do? We are looking for volunteers to work on a number of tasks including:

  1. We are looking for individuals to do research on digital preservation plans, file naming conventions, and different uniform policies and procedures.
  2. We are looking for another individual to assist in finding good literature to help in the creation of these plans.
  3. We are looking for individuals who are interested in working directly with three small cultural institutions in order to help them create these plans. These institutions will be confirmed via email this week, and announced next week.

The object of this project is to help these institutions create digital preservation plans, helping not only themselves, but their communities by preserving their invaluable resources. Further, we will be writing a paper, and hopefully presenting at the national NDSA conference in the fall. The research would additionally be used in the colloquium that WSU’s NDSA student chapter hosts in the fall.

We will be holding a meeting next Wednesday, June 28, at 4:00 PM in the Purdy-Kresge Library in Room 315. You can also attend virtually using this link,

If you cannot make the meeting, but are still interested in participating, please email Allie Penn at