During a week of beautiful Fall weather, Digital Scriptorium held its annual board and membership meetings at the Beinecke Library of Yale University in New Haven, CT from October 3-7, 2017. The DS Board of Directors meeting was held on Wednesday October 3rd, and the annual meeting of the DS membership was held Thursday October 4th at which there were 17 people in attendance, including representatives and guests from Yale, Columbia, Harvard, Penn, Wellesley, Smith, Ohio State, Fordham, Saint Louis University, the Huntington Library, the Free Library Philadelphia, UC Berkeley, UC Riverside, Western Michigan University, and the Medieval Academy of America.
The annual meeting included several presentations regarding manuscript collections and digital projects. Eric Johnson made a guest presentation about the manuscript collections at the Ohio State University. OSU is not a member of DS but they were welcomed to consider joining the consortium sometime in the future. Debra Cashion of Saint Louis University gave a presentation about information theory and the DS metadata structure, and Lynne Grigsby of UC Berkeley presented new improvements to the DS website. There were additional presentations about digital projects by Lynn Ransom of the University of Pennsylvania, Janine Pollock of the Free Library Philadelphia, and E.C. Schroeder of Yale University. Also discussed were options for potential grant funding to rebuild the DS online catalog and plans to create an investment policy in order for DS to accept it first promised gift of $10,000 to begin an endowment fund.