Nicole Garrett Smeltekop Interviewed for NDSA Blog

February 8, 2017

MAA’s Vice-President/President-Elect and Mid-Michigan Digital Practioners member Nicole Garrett Smeltekop, along with fellow MMDP member Matt Schultz, talks about the MMDP in the latest post on the blog of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA).

Be sure to check out the MMDP website for information on the upcoming Spring meeting, March 23-34, 2017, at Wayne State University.

Thanks to Ed Busch for alerting us to the post!

Call for Proposals: SEMLOL Spring 2017 Membership Meeting

February 5, 2017

An opportunity with SEMLOL to present on special collections:

The Southeastern Michigan League of Libraries, SEMLOL, is preparing a program for the Spring membership meeting on special collections. We welcome presentation proposals sharing your library’s unique and special collections and the ways you are working with them. Best practices, projects, and creative ideas are all welcome. Presentation should be 40 minutes long, including time for questions.

The Spring SEMLOL meeting will take place on Friday, March 31, 2017, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Oakland University.

To submit a presentation proposal, please send a title, name of speaker(s), and an abstract of no more than 250 words to by Thursday, February 9, 2017. Accepted proposals will be notified by mid-February.

We look forward to your submissions!

Katrina Rouan
SEMLOL Executive Board, Chair


Michigan Service Hub Collections now live in DPLA!

February 1, 2017

On January 31st, DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) announced that collections from the Michigan Service Hub are now live and ready to view!

Quoting from the announcement, “As of this week, the Michigan Hub partners have made 42,000 new items discoverable in DPLA and plan to add more in the future.

Michigan’s contributions to DPLA are rich in the state’s local history and culture including the auto industries of the Motor City, but that’s not all – look for collections and items representing such diverse topics as Civil War soldiers’ experiences, cookbooks, botany, and social protest posters.”

Follow the link below to the full official DPLA announcement and then on to the Michigan collections!

MAA Board Meeting – January 2017! (Happening Now!)

January 9, 2017

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:

Or join by phone:

+1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 558 8656 US Toll
Meeting ID: 770 410 134
International numbers available:

Or join from a H.323/SIP room system:

Dial: (US West) or (US East)
Meeting ID: 770 410 134

Job Posting: Project Processing Archivist, The Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives

January 8, 2017

The Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives (LNSJCA) of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit has an immediate temporary opening for a Project Processing Archivist. The job description is available at the following link, along with the application:

MAA Board Meeting – Call or Log In TODAY!

November 7, 2016
Remember that you can listen and call into our board meeting (which starts in 10 minutes!):
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+1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 558 8656 US Toll
Meeting ID: 713 277 967
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Dial: (US West) or (US East)
Meeting ID: 713 277 967

Final Week for MMDP Registration

September 26, 2016

A reminder that this is the last week of registration for the upcoming Fall 2016 MAA Workshop and Mid Michigan Digital Practitioners Meeting.

The Fall Workshop is sponsored by the Michigan Archival Association as part of MAA’s efforts to promote professional development in the archival community.

Posters are still being accepted for the Friday meeting. It’s a great opportunity to share your work with folks in the digital community from around Michigan.

From the MMDP Planning Team:
This is the final week of registration for the Fall Mid Michigan Digital Practitioners Workshop and Meeting to be held at the main Michigan State University Library in East Lansing. This event is sponsored by the Michigan Archival Association, MSU Libraries and the MSU Archives.

On Thursday, October 13 we have 2 excellent workshops scheduled. In the morning, we have “Policies & Strategies for Managing Digital Assets” led by Matt Schultz and Ranti Junus. In the afternoon, we have “XML/XSLT” led by Nicole Smeltekop and Robin Dean. More information can be found on our website,

Then, on Friday, October 14, we have a full day of presentations and posters. The full agenda is available on our website.

You can register for the workshops and meeting via our form at

Watch our website for further information on parking and updates to the agenda.

Also, we are still accepting posters for this meeting. Let us know if you have one to share. (

MMDP Planning Team

Hope to see you in East Lansing!