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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.

Registration

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. 

Sponsors

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.

Twitter

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.

Contact

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


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Tuesday, June 15
 

9:30am EDT

Opening Plenary: The MDPN's Community-Centered Vision to Digital Preservation
Join MDPN Coordinator, Dr. Chelsea Denault, for an introduction to the Michigan Digital Preservation Network, it's mission, vision, and goals.

Speakers
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Chelsea Denault

Michigan Digital Preservation Network Coordinator, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services


Tuesday June 15, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am EDT
Zoom 2

10:00am EDT

Keynote: "The Craft of Digital Preservation: A Focus on Core Principles"
The increasingly digital records of our communities and our organizations require everyone involved in working with collections to become digital stewardship and digital preservation practitioners. This talk will provide an overview of key principles for practicing digital stewardship and an orientation to how to think about approaching digital stewardship issues throughout cultural heritage organizations.

Speakers
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Trevor Owens

Head of Digital Content Management, Library of Congress


Tuesday June 15, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Zoom 2

11:15am EDT

Digital Preservation 101: Nuts & Bolts & Bits
MDPN Coordinator, Dr. Chelsea Denault, answers your questions about what digital preservation is, what it's not, and why it's important in this introductory session. Attendees will emerge with a shared vocabularly, a working knowledge, and a strong vision of the purpose of digital preservation.

Speakers
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Chelsea Denault

Michigan Digital Preservation Network Coordinator, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services


Tuesday June 15, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Zoom 2

11:15am EDT

The Right Stuff (Over Time): Collaborative Approaches to Selection for Digital Preservation
Selection for digital preservation should be a collaborative endeavor between preservation practitioners and collection stewards. Digital preservation practitioners can work collaboratively with collection stewards to make these decisions by providing a framework and criteria for appraising digital content. Rooted in traditional collection development criteria for both general and special collections, Tallman and Work have previously published Guidelines and Criteria to Select for Digital Preservation (https://osf.io/8y6dc/). Their talk will review how the framework helps scaffold this collaborative effort, and will share their unique institutional case studies on the implementation and experience of appraisal and selection for different types of collections and content digital types.

Speakers
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Lauren Work

Digital Preservation Librarian, University of Virginia
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Nathan Tallman

Digital Preservation Librarian, Penn State University Libraries
Nathan Tallman is Digital Preservation Librarian at Penn State University Libraries where he coordinates policies, workflows and best practices to ensure the long-term preservation and accessibility of PSU Libraries’ born-digital and digitized collections. He also advises on equipment... Read More →


Tuesday June 15, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Zoom 1

1:00pm EDT

The Cost of Inaction: Why Digital Preservation Matters to our Institutions and Our Heritage
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. 

Moderators
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Paul Gallagher

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

Speakers
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Scott Garrison

Executive Director, MCLS
Libraries
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Sharon Carlson

Board of Trustees President, Historical Society of Michigan
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Jeffrey Daniels

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

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


Tuesday June 15, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Zoom 2

1:00pm EDT

Perfecting Preservation Policy: Designing Intradepartmental Agreement through Policy Development
Digital preservation policy development is a collaborative challenge that affects an entire organization and its content management. Determining the best methods and content for policies and supporting documentation can be a challenge. This presentation will outline policy development needs and a brief review of Virginia Tech’s journey through preservation policy development.

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Alex Kinnaman

Digital Preservation Coordinator, Virginia Tech University Libraries


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

2:00pm EDT

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



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Cinda May

Digital Preservation Strategist, Notre Dame University Hesburgh Libraries


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

2:00pm EDT

An Introduction to the NDSA Levels of Preservation 2.0
Version 2 of the NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation Matrix was released in November 2019, updating Version 1 from 2013.  In addition to the Matrix, the Levels of Preservation Working group released implementation guidelines, an assessment tool, and a set of curatorial decision guides.  This session will introduce the Levels, walk through how to use the Levels to assess your digital preservation program, and talk about other ways to inform others about your preservation program.

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Carol Kussmann

Digital Preservation Analyst, University of Minnesota Libraries


Tuesday June 15, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Zoom 1

3:00pm EDT

Stepping Stones, Two Years Later: Bringing a Member-Centered Preservation Community to Reality
The 2019 project, Statewide and Regional Stepping Stones to the National Digital Platform found a real interest in and desire for a cooperative digital preservation solution at institutions across the state. Two years on, this project still guides the MDPN as we work to turn the vision of Stepping Stones into a reality through community collaboration, transparency and accessibility, and member-centered governance.

Speakers
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Chelsea Denault

Michigan Digital Preservation Network Coordinator, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
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Matt Schultz

Founder & Chief Consultant, Fringe Digital


Tuesday June 15, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Zoom 2

3:00pm EDT

Introduction to LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe)
Description TBD

Speakers
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Thib Guicherd-Callin

Program Manager, LOCKSS
Thib Guicherd-Callin is the Program Manager of the LOCKSS Program at Stanford University Libraries. From humble beginnings as an intern in 2005, his roles have included software engineer and technical manager before he became the head of the Program in 2019. A French native and California... Read More →


Tuesday June 15, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Zoom 1

4:00pm EDT

Closing Plenary: Membership, Governance, and Technical Announcements
Learn more about membership levels, member benefits, governance model, and technical infrastructure of the Network from MDPN Coordinator, Dr. Chelsea Denault

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Denault

Chelsea Denault

Michigan Digital Preservation Network Coordinator, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services


Tuesday June 15, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
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