The Michigan Digital Preservation Network welcomes you to our first-ever Member Summit! The Summit  features national digital preservation experts and statewide stakeholders presenting on topics of digital preservation practice and discussing the importance of preservation efforts to protect Michigan’s cultural heritage. We encourage anyone working at a museum, library, historical society, or other cultural heritage/arts organization to attend and learn more about the MDPN’s community-centered approach to digital preservation.


All attendees must register in advance via the MCLS Corsizio workshop site. Registration is $10. Attendees are also encouraged to create profiles on Sched to plan their session attendance, though it is not required.  

How to Connect

This is a virtual conference held via Zoom. Links and passwords to sessions will be emailed to all registrants the day before the Summit. Note that session links are posted here as well, but - to prevent unregistered attendees from joining - the password can be found in your registrant email ONLY. 


The MDPN is grateful for financial support from the Library of Michigan and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

Program Highlights

Join us at 10:00 AM EDT for a keynote address by Trevor Owens, Head of Digital Content Management at the Library of Congress and author of The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation.


Tweet about the Summit using the hashtag #MDPNsummit!

Code of Conduct

As a fiduciary of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, all attendees are expected to abide by the MCLS Code of Conduct for meeting and event participants.


If you have any questions or problems during the conference, email us at info@mipres.org.

Featured Speakers


Trevor Owens

Library of Congress
Head of Digital Content Management



Sharon Carlson

Historical Society of Michigan
Board of Trustees President

Jeffrey Daniels

Grand Valley State University Libraries
Associate Dean of Curation, Publishing, and Preservation Services
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Chelsea Denault

Michigan Digital Preservation Network
Michigan Digital Preservation Network Coordinator

Paul Gallagher

Western Michigan University Libraries
Associate Dean for Resources and Digital Strategies
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Scott Garrison

Executive Director
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Thib Guicherd-Callin

Program Manager

Alex Kinnaman

Virginia Tech University Libraries
Digital Preservation Coordinator

Carol Kussmann

University of Minnesota Libraries
Digital Preservation Analyst

Cinda May

Notre Dame University Hesburgh Libraries
Digital Preservation Strategist

Matt Schultz

Fringe Digital
Founder & Chief Consultant
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Nathan Tallman

Penn State University Libraries
Digital Preservation Librarian

Bryan Whitledge

Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University
Archivist / Manager for University Digital Records

Lauren Work

University of Virginia
Digital Preservation Librarian