Stepping Stones: Project Events

Statewide & Regional Stepping Stones to the National Digital Platform

Project Links

To Learn More Contact
Matt Schultz
Principal Investigator
Grand Valley State University Libraries

Upcoming Project Events

To further the mission of establishing a new shared statewide repository solution and community of practice for digital preservation, the Statewide & Regional Stepping Stones Project has scheduled a series of free community-engagement events throughout the Summer/Fall of 2019.

These community-engagement events will enlist the help of libraries, archives, museums, galleries, historical societies and other similar preserving institutions from all across Michigan to help craft the model agreements, policies, and other governance instruments needed to launch this bold new network.

See below for a starter list of upcoming events with schedules and links to free registration. More events will be added to this page in the coming days. Please consider joining the project team and your peer institutions in helping us in this important work.

Pre-Conference Workshop - 2019 Michigan Archival Association Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 16th - 12pm-4pm
Mission Point, Mackinac Island - Robinson’s Folly Room (Main Conference Center)
Instructors: Matt Schultz (Grand Valley State University); Alexis Braun-Marks (Eastern Michigan University)
Register Here

MAA Pre-Conference Workshop Agenda




Welcome, Introductions, Overview & Lunch


Group Exercise 1: Joining a Digital Preservation Network…What Do I Want/Need to Know?

Pre-Workshop Reading: Project Symposium White Paper


Group Exercise 2: Exploring Governance Models on a Spectrum—Formal vs. Informal

Pre-Workshop Reading: Governance Model Example Case Studies




Group Exercise 3: Membership Terms & Committees—How to Incentivize & Sustain Efforts?


Group Exercise 4: Drafting Policies & By-Laws—Exploring Implications


Wrap-Up and Q&A