Membership in the Michigan Digital Preservation Network is open to any and all institutions seeking to preserve and protect their digital collections.

The MDPN Advisory Committee is currently working on a membership model for the Network that balances costs with equity, with fair pricing based on our values. We will provide more details on membership pricing at our Member Summit on June 15. If you are interested in being a part of this conversation, please contact MDPN Coordinator, Chelsea Denault.

To keep up to date with the future of the Network, sign up for the MDPN Email List to be notified about workshops, consensus building groups, and more opportunities for prospective members.

Why should I become a member?

First, and most importantly, membership in the Network provides you an opportunity to safely and securely preserve your institution’s digital content as part of an overall collections management plan. Second, members work together as a community to build capacity for and access to digital preservation at organizations across the state by sharing expertise, technology, other resources. This helps institutions, large and small, eliminate redundancy and save money by not having to build their own internal preservation systems. Finally, as the MDPN works to serve as a model for cooperative digital preservation regionally and nationally, your membership contributes to this important mission and demonstrates that working together produces better results.

I’m not a museum, library, or archive, but I want to be involved with the MDPN and learn more about digital preservation. Can I be a member?

Yes! We plan to offer individual memberships in addition to those for institutions. Individual memberships are a great way for staff at museums, libraries, archives, and other organizations to learn more about digital preservation and the Network. Check back here for more information on membership levels and prices in the near future.