Stepping Stones: Project Symposium

Statewide & Regional Stepping Stones to the National Digital Platform

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To Learn More Contact
Matt Schultz
Principal Investigator
Grand Valley State University Libraries
616-331-5072
schultzm@gvsu.edu

About the Symposium

On March 4th & 5th, 2019, Grand Valley State University Libraries hosted a symposium for the Statewide & Regional Stepping Stones to the National Digital Platform Project. The goal of the symposium was to foster community discussions around the necessary organizational resources that would be needed to lay the foundation for a future digital preservation network that can serve the state of Michigan and the surrounding region.

The two-day program included:

  • Updates on the results from a statewide survey undertaken in the summer/fall of 2018 to assess digital preservation readiness;
  • Progress reports on national-level field research being undertaken to document best practices in digital preservation network-building and sustainability;
  • Presentations from expert consultants from three major state-based networks and from the Educopia Institute, an international leader in community cultivation

 

Between report-outs and presentations, attendees engaged in facilitated community discussions and began the work of defining the organizational resources and the roadmap for laying a functional foundation for a future state/regional network. The symposium schedule and program are below. A draft community white paper summarizing the conversations and recommendations is available on our Project Research page.

Symposium Program - Day One (March 4th)

Time

Activity

8:30am-9:00am

Registration & Breakfast

9:00am-9:30am

Welcome & Project Background

9:30am-10:15am

Project Research Update

10:15am-10:30am

Break

10:30am-11:45am

Presentation on Community Cultivation (Katherine Skinner, Educopia Institute)

11:45am-12:00pm

Transition & Networking

12:00pm-12:45pm

Working Lunch

12:45pm-1:00pm

Transition & Networking

1:00pm-2:15pm

Presentation on Sustaining Efforts (Christine Wiseman, HBCU Library Alliance)

2:15pm-3:00pm

Breakout Discussions

3:00pm-3:15pm

Break

3:15pm-4:00pm

Facilitated Community Discussion

4:00pm-4:30pm

Synthesis & Day One Wrap-Up

Symposium Program - Day Two (March 5th)

Time

Activity

8:00am-8:30am

Breakfast & Day One Recap

8:30am-9:45am

Presentation on Funding & Solving Resource Challenges (Aaron Trehub, ADPNet)

9:45am-10:30am

Breakout Discussions

10:30am-10:45am

Break

10:45am-12:00pm

Presentation on Launching & Hosting New Networks (Cinda May, InDiPres)

12:00pm-12:45pm

Working Lunch

12:45pm-1:00pm

Closing Remarks & Next Steps