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 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
We Are All in This Together - You’re Just in a Little Deeper!: Building Consensus for Digital Preservation at Your Institution

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Regardless of type or size, many cultural heritage institutions struggle to provide the resources necessary to ensure long term access to their digital content. This is particularly true for mid-sized and small organizations that digitized collections for “preservation purposes,” not fully appreciating that the resulting files also required preservation. Although there are many excellent educational opportunities to develop knowledge and skills, right-sizing or repurposing the content learned at a workshop for the local environment can be challenging. This presentation seeks to provide tips for assessing your institutional landscape and strategizing the consensus building necessary to sustain digital preservation practice.


Cinda May

Digital Preservation Strategist, Notre Dame University Hesburgh Libraries

Tuesday June 15, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
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