November 24, 2014
The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL), in collaboration with the Digital Public Library of
America (DPLA), recently completed the first stage of the Public Library Partnership Project.
Digital Skills Training sessions held in Detroit Lakes, Mankato, Duluth, and Minneapolis
attracted 31 attendees from 22 different institutions. Attendees learned about MDL and the
DPLA, criteria to use to select materials for digitization, copyright and access issues, and
MDL's digitization and metadata processes and standards. In the next stages, participants will
identify materials from their collections (or those of collaborating partners) to be digitized
and included in Minnesota Reflections and the DPLA. We will also work together to build online
exhibitions highlighting attendee materials to be included in DPLA exhibitions. Learn more
about the Public Library Partnership
Project at the MDL website.