Summer update

10 06 2009

Summer is starting to heat up at the MSU Archives. Last week archivists Ed Busch and Portia Vescio attended the Kedzie Alumni Reunion Days for the 50th anniversary reunion for the class of 1959. The archives had a booth at the Vendor Emporium where Ed and Portia handed out special postcards featuring images from the 1950s. They also used the opportunity to try to raise funds to get the past yearbooks digitized. Cost for digitization of each yearbook is about $5000 for labor and supplies. Funds collected from the reunion will go toward the digitization of the 1959 Wolverine.

This week Director Cynthia Ghering spoke at the MSU IT Conference about best practices for maintaining electronic records. Her presentation examined electronic records management in a university environment, including technical requirements for the management and preservation of records and practical guidelines for campus units.

Upcoming summer events include the workshop, “Essentials of Digital Repositories,” on June 19, the Ag Expo on July 22-23, and the Great Dairy Adventure on July 22.

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