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Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison—September 2023

The Michigan Digital Preservation Network (MDPN), a program of MCLS, is making great progress toward establishing the first production LOCKSS 2.0 network thanks to efforts from MDPN Coordinator Chelsea Denault, MDPN’s members, and the extended LOCKSS community. This month I’ll offer a few updates on this impactful work that will benefit libraries, museums, archives, historical …Read more »

MCLS receives IMLS grant to fund digital preservation

       LANSING, MI—The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) has been awarded a 2022 National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The $242,351 grant will further develop and expand capacity for the Michigan Digital Preservation Network (MDPN) through a first-of-its-kind digital preservation system. The MDPN, a member-governed, …Read more »

Preserving Family Treasures Update!

The link to the live stream is now available No log-in is necessary. This event will be recorded and made available in the future. Librarian for Conservation and Digitization at the Library of Michigan Kevin Driedger will join the conversation during the Q and A period of our September 9 Preserving Family Treasures program. …Read more »

Preserving Family Treasures

Do you have grandma’s wedding gown, a tintype of a great-great uncle during the Civil War or even the family bible from the old country? Family and personal historical collections are a diary of where we come from and what is important to us. Most of these collections are stored in attics, basements or under …Read more »

Risk Management & Disaster Recovery-Jeanne Drewes to Lead Program on Disaster Management

LANSING, Michigan (July 15, 2013)-Both natural and human generated disasters regularly plague our libraries. Mitigating damage is an ongoing process of preparation. Explore strategies for success and learn practical hands-on techniques in disaster management with internationally recognized expert Jeanne Drewes for a two,  non-consecutive, day program on September 10, and November 8, 2013. Drewes serves …Read more »

Print Storage Project Update

The Shared Monographic Print Storage Pilot Project continues with seven academic libraries. Currently, retention and de-selection title lists are being generated for each library by Sustainable Collection Services (SCS). The lists will be delivered to participating libraries within one to two weeks. Discussions are ongoing, and focus on developing requirements and guidelines to collectively preserve …Read more »

MCLS Launches Monographic Print Storage Project

Librarians from eight academic libraries met at MCLS on July 22, 2011, to begin formation of the Shared Monographic Print Storage Pilot Project. MCLS is facilitating the project for member libraries, with the goal of using a collaborative approach to reduce local expenditures while maintaining access to monographic titles. The pilot will develop a distributed, …Read more »

IHS, Hoosier Heritage Alliance Receive IMLS “Connecting to Collections” Implementation Grant

Press release from Indiana Historical Society (IHS). MCLS is pleased to be a partner on this grant project. Indianapolis—The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) and the Hoosier Heritage Alliance (HHA) have received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections implementation grant in the amount of $246,100. It is one of only six …Read more »