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.

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Tuesday, June 15 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
The Cost of Inaction: Why Digital Preservation Matters to our Institutions and Our Heritage

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On this panel presentation, hear from a wide range of stakeholders representing different institutions and regions across the state and their reasons for investing time, energy, and money into a statewide digital preservation network. Panelists will consider both the financial costs of inaction, as well as the intangible costs associated with losing pieces Michigan's unique cultural legacy. 


Paul Gallagher

Associate Dean for Resources and Digital Strategies, Western Michigan University Libraries

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Scott Garrison

Executive Director, MCLS

Sharon Carlson

Board of Trustees President, Historical Society of Michigan

Jeffrey Daniels

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

Bryan Whitledge

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

Tuesday June 15, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
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