MSU Digital Curation Planning

August 17, 2010

Digital Curation Planning Project Featured in Presentation at Archivists’ Annual Meeting

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On August 13, 2010, Lisa Schmidt delivered a presentation that featured the MSU Digital Curation Planning Project as part of a session at the Society of American Archivists (SAA) annual meeting in Washington, DC. Schmidt, electronic records archivist at the Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, ¬†was project manager of the Digital Curation Planning Project. Entitled “It’s Different with Digital: Influencing Curation Policy When There’s No Mandate to Curate,” the presentation explored how archivists can use their traditional skills and experience to guide and create curation policy for digital material at their institutions even when they do not have formal custody of that material. The Digital Curation Planning Project was showcased as an example of how archivists at Michigan State University are taking on this new role.

Other presentations in the “Archivist 2.0: ¬†Policies, Partnerships, Predictions, and Possibilities” session included “Preserving Digital Public Television: Creating an Environment for Archiving” by Nan Rubin of Thirteen/WNET New York and “From Here to Infinity! The Future of Archives Inspired by the Imagination of Under-Twenty-Somethings” by Joanne Kaczmarek of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Archives. Cynthia Ghering, director of the MSU Archives & Historical Collections, moderated the session.

Click here to view a PDF of Schmidt’s presentation: SAA 2010 Presentation

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