DPN Meetings

July 2018 Membership Video Call

If you were not able to participate in our July member call, you may see the video at this link. Some of the topics discussed were:

• Strategic planning underway
• Retooling of the membership model
• Member survey
• Member engagement
• Exanode information & demonstration

Updates

DPN Announces New Director of Member Services

Emily Gore will be joining the DPN staff as Director of Member Services on June 1, 2018. Emily has served as the Director for Content at the Digital Public Library of America for the previous six years. We are very excited to welcome her to the team and are looking forward to the many ways in which she will accelerate and deepen the services we offer to members.

Please view Emily’s formal announcement here.

DPN Meetings

April 2018 Membership Call Audio

If you were not able to participate in our April member call, you may find an audio file of the call at this link. The slides for our discussion can be found here. Some of the topics discussed were:

• Deposit Agreement 2018 reminder
• Status of deposits
• Report from the DPN Board Meeting
• New DPN Exanode at USC
• DPN Member meeting
• Upcoming meetings and calls

Updates

Five Board Members Concluding Distinguished Service

Since its inception, DPN has been blessed with an exemplary board of directors, including some of the most accomplished and honored individuals in the country. These distinguished volunteer leaders have provided invaluable guidance during DPN’s inception and have provided direction as DPN has continued to develop as a foundational organization for the digital preservation community.

Those concluding distinguished service on the board are:

Dan Cohen
Northeastern University | Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Dean of the Libraries & Professor of History
Board Member, 2015 - 2018

John Evans
Evans Telecommunications Company | Chairman and CEO
Founding Board Member, 2012 - 2018

James Hilton
University of Michigan | University Librarian, Dean of Libraries, Vice Provost for Academic Innovation
Founding Board Member, 2012 - 2018

Michael A. McRobbie
Indiana University | President
Founding Board Member (Chair), 2012 - 2018

Abby Smith Rumsey
Writer and Historian
Founding Board Member, 2012 - 2018

All DPN members are indebted to these individuals for their dedication and efforts to strengthen and further our mission. Their commitment and passion for digital preservation is a legacy for which we are especially grateful.

DPN Meetings

March 2018 Membership Call Audio

If you were not able to participate in our March member call, you may find an audio file of the call at this link. The slides for our discussion can be found here. Some of the topics discussed were:

• Deposit Agreement 2018 reminder
• DPN is hiring!
• Status of deposits
• CNI meeting and DPN event
• DPN Member meeting