Join the MDPN Coordinator, Dr. Chelsea Denault, and Associate Dean for Resources and Digital Strategies at Western Michigan University, Paul Gallagher, for an update about the MDPN and the LOCKSS 2.0 Pilot Project as part of the Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners (MMDP) Fall Meeting. Chelsea will share information about the Advisory Committee’s recent Visioning and Planning meetings, projects and outreach initiatives, the new website, and ways institutions can stay in touch or get involved with the MDPN. Paul will share initial findings from the LOCKSS 2.0 Pilot Project, an effort to deploy and maintain a series of LOCKSS nodes running the forthcoming 2.0 version of the system. Pilot Project partners include the Capitol Area District Libraries, Eastern Michigan University, Grand Rapids Public Library, Michigan State University, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, Oakland University, and Western Michigan University

The Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners is a regional collective of librarians, archivists, museum curators, conservators, historians, scholars and more engaged in creating and curating digital collections in Mid-Michigan and the surrounding region. The mission of the group is to provide an open and local forum for conversation, collaboration and networking for professionals working with digital collections. In November 2016, MMDP was awarded the National Digital Stewardship Alliance‚Äôs (NDSA) Innovation Award for Organizations for their original and successful organizational model in fostering innovation sharing and knowledge exchange. Membership in the MMDP is open and free.

You can view a recording of Chelsea and Paul’s presentation – and all of the MMDP presentations – at Michigan State University’s MediaSpace.

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