The mission of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance is to establish, maintain, and advance the capacity to preserve our nation’s digital resources for the benefit of present and future generations.


National Digital Stewardship Alliance Student Chapter (NDSA-SC)

Check out our new blog under the NDSA Blog tab above.


hosted a tour on May 13 Tuesday 1:30pm of the National Mine Map Repository (http://mmr.osmre.gov). See NMMR’s new inventory finding aid from which you can select and request a thumb drive of a digital underground mine map..


co-sponsored with SAASC, SCALA, ASIST, and SISGO the Diversity Student Organization’s (DSO) event in April

“iSchool Experience: A Panel on Careers, Curriculum and Community (iCCC)”

in the I.S. 3rd floor Student Collaboration Space. At iCCC, panelists will provide multiple perspectives on growing the iSchool and building a sustainable academic, professional, and alumni network. This event will offer an opportunity for students, faculty, and administrative leaders to discuss three essential C’s to the iSchool: curriculum, career, and community.

Open to the public, but let us know if you plan to attend by joining Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/613076978771622/) or emailing us at ndsa.upitt@gmail.com.


hosted a presentation on

“Big Data in History: Creating a World-Historical Archive”

on Thursday 2/13/2014 at 1pm in the I.S. 3rd floor Student Collaboration Space as part of iFest (https://sites.google.com/site/ifestpitt/schedule-1). Much of the work remaining for CHIA requires archival expertise, such as dataset appraisal, metadata harmonization, and archival representation.

I encourage you to visit the Dr. Manning’s Collaborative for Historical Information and Analysis (http://chia.pitt.edu/). View CHIA visiting scholar Dr. Humphreys Southall’s Vision of Britain (http://visionofbritain.org.uk/) portal for a sense of what CHIA might scale up across the world. This talk excited those with interest in history, GIS, and archival repositories.

Dr. Manning invited NDSA to participate in his CHIA project, especially through metadata planning for archival preservation and description. If interested let us know ndsa.upitt@gmail.com.


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