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January 28, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Category: Student Activity
Location: Purdy/Kresge Library #302 | Map
5265 Cass
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Graduate Students, Staff

Join NDSA for Edward Gloor's presentation on "Online Multiplayer Game Preservation"

 When: Monday, January 28 at 6:30 PM.
Where: In-person in room 302 of the Purdy-Kresge Library, and online through the Canvas SIS Student Group Page:
Free and open to all SIS students

Edward Gloor is a master's student at the University of Illinois. His presentation looks at how video games are preserved and focuses on the lack of understanding and preservation for the social spaces surrounding the games. Using online multiplayer games such as World of Warcraft, he explores the need to preserve those spaces as well as the games themselves. Questions include: is it enough to just capture interactions that happen within the game or will researchers require forum posts from the games official website to fully understand the context of the game? What about the communities that exist within the game but communicate on unofficial sites?  Edward's presentation explores these questions and more.

NDSA will also be discussing the planning of our spring colloquium. We also have open officer positions and will be accepting nominations. 

If you have any questions, feel free to email me, Allie Penn, at

Alexandrea Penn 
National Digital Stewardship
Alliance President


For more information about this event, please contact Kim Schroeder at 3135771825 or