10 Additions to NDSA Membership in Summer and Fall 2020

Since the spring of 2020, the NDSA Leadership unanimously voted to welcome 10 new members. Each of these new members brings a host of skills and experience to our group. Please help us welcome:

  • Arizona State University Library: With many of their materials from local Indigenous and LatinX communities, the Library is working with researchers from these communities to archive and preserve collections and artifacts unique to our region, making them accessible for generations to come.
  • Arkevist: A civil society that specializes in historical and genealogical research
  • discoverygarden: For more than a decade, discoverygarden has been building trusted repositories and digital asset management systems for organizations around the world.
  • Global Connexions: For two decades Federick Zarndt has provided consulting services to cultural heritage organizations and has contributed to NDSA, ALA, IFLA and ALTO.
  • LYRASIS: They are the non-profit organizational home of several open source projects that are focused on collecting, organizing, and ensuring long-term access to digital content including DSpace, ArchivesSpace, CollectionSpace, Islandora, Fedora Repository, and DuraCloud. 
  • Michigan Digital Preservation Network: MDPN is an IMLS-grant funded initiative to build a member-run statewide distributed digital preservation network with members ranging from libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies with the primary purpose of preserving cultural heritage materials
  • Robert L. Bogomolny Library – University of Baltimore: Robert L. Bogomolny Library is in the midst of a five year digital preservation implementation based upon results derived from conducting Institutional Readiness and Digital Preservation Capability Maturity Model exercises. Their Special Collections and Archives hold sizable digital collection materials, including 700TBs of digitized local TV news.
  • University of Pennsylvania Libraries: The Penn Libraries are working on many digital preservation activities, including but not limited to the ongoing development of a Samvera repository, web archiving initiatives, conducting a pilot of two preservation storage systems, and developing governance for workflows and policies in order to have robust and programmatic digital preservation practices.
  • University of Victoria Libraries: The UVic Libraries are currently involved in a number of digital preservation-related infrastructure projects, including Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) Archivematica-as-a-Service and WestVault (a LOCKSS-based preservation storage network), and serve as infrastructure hosts for the Canadian Government Information Preservation Network (CGI-PN), the Public Knowledge Project Preservation Network (PKP-PN), and perma.cc. 
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Over the past five years UWM has formed a Digital Preservation Community of Practice whose aim is to identify common digital preservation issues across departments and shared tools and workflows.  UWM also co-founded the Digital Preservation Expertise Group (DPEG), a University of Wisconsin System-wide group that shares digital preservation expertise, develops training, and investigates shared resources across all thirteen UW System Libraries.

Each organization has participants in one or more of the various NDSA interest and working groups – so keep an eye out for them on your calls and be sure to give them a shout out. Please join me in welcoming our new members. To review our list of members, you can see them here.

~ Dan Noonan, Vice Chair of the Coordinating Committee