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Sep 3 / Courtney Whitmore

Great opportunities! Join WSU NDSA!

by Courtney Whitmore
Research Chairperson, National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) 


NDSAIf you’d like to be more active as an MLIS student, are interested in Digital Preservation, or would like to do something productive with a fun group of people (distance students encouraged!), then the NDSA Student Chapter may be for you! Even if you aren’t sure what digital preservation is, but would like to meet some new people and/or find out more about it, then stay tuned for the following information —-

WHAT is the NDSA Wayne State Student Chapter?
We are the first student chapter of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance. The mission of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance is to establish, maintain, and advance the capacity to preserve our nation’s digital resources for the benefit of present and future generations. As a Student Chapter, “We strive to build local and regional digital preservation awareness, and seek to build our knowledge base and technical skills in digital content management.”

WHY should you join?
We are fun, proactive, and chock-full of opportunities for:
•        Hands-on experience
•        Networking
•        Independent Research
•        National Exposure
•        … And many other experiences that can help you broaden your education, expand your horizons and make you more attractive in the job market!

Not an On-Campus Student? 

Not a problem!
Our student group is a mix of on-campus and distance students. Our meetings are held in person and over Adobe Connect. Many of our officers are distance students so never fear – opportunities are here for you!



September Meeting: Our next regular meeting is this Saturday, Sept. 7th at 12 noon (EST). We will be giving an introduction to our group and what we do so if you are even a little bit interested, this is a great meeting to make! We will also be discussing our upcoming Colloquium!

Bentley Presentation: We are fortunate to have the opportunity to host a presentation by Digital Curation team from the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan. This event will take place on Thursday, September 26th from 3-5pm EST. The topic will be Web Archiving, which is very hot right now. Space for this event is limited because it will be a hands-on experience. If you would like more information, or to RSVP, please send an email to If you have RSVP’d but find that you cannot attend, please let us know so that we can allow someone else to take your spot.

Converge and Ingest Colloquium: Details forthcoming but will most likely be in early November. You can help shape this event by joining in at our meetings and contributing! This is a great opportunity to grow your skills and network!


WHERE is all this happening?

3rd floor Kresge Library Conference Room (knock really loudly). Additionally, our meetings also held via Adobe Connect:

HOW can you find out more?

You can find out more by emailing us (, through our Facebook page (WSU NDSA), checking out our blog (, or by coming to one of our meetings!


Hope to see you soon!