Digital Initiatives & Metadata Review

A monthly publication that includes sections targeted to staff working in the areas of cataloging & metadata, digitization, and digital preservation. You will often find articles about training opportunities, summaries about conferences our staff attend, RDA, and OCLC product and service updates.

Current Issue

  • January 2017
    Free ALA training to foster conversation in library communities • New OCLC report: The State of Digitization in US Public and State Libraries • OCLC implements Connexion client update • Minitex Contract Cataloging completes several projects • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: St. Cloud State University – World War I addition • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Winona Public Library • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Military Historical Society of Minnesota, part 2

Previous Issues

2016

  • December 2016
    Seasons greetings: A winter montage from Minnesota Reflections • MDL 2017 calendars available • Highlights from ALCTS webinar: Modeling and Encoding Serials in BIBFRAME • Highlights from ALCTS webinar: Linked Data Cataloging Workflows • Measuring impact of digital collections: A trove of community resources • New Primary Source Set just added to Minnesota Digital Library • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: St. Paul Public Library • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Conservation Corp Minnesota & Iowa
  • November 2016
    Power to the People: Personal Digital Archiving Labs • Highlights from ALCTS webinar: Embedding URIs in MARC using MarcEdit • Highlights from ALCTS webinar: How to get from here to BIBFRAME • 2016 Digital Library Federation conference • GIF IT UP 2016 winners announced • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Heritage Education Commission
  • October 2016
    NDLA Annual Conference cataloging and linked data presentation slides available • Inspiring! Things to contemplate from the SDLA Conference 2016 Keynote • Who needs libraries? Advocacy Bootcamp at the 2016 MLA Annual Conference • Recording available: Library of Congress BIBFRAME developments • RDA October 2016 update includes new project announcement • Highlights from ALCTS webinar: Putting the Link in Linked Data • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Crow Wing County Historical Society • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Military Historical Society of Minnesota
  • September 2016
    Minitex virtual course offered on digital preservation • Minnesota Reflections Phase 13 is now open! • Minitex staff head to Dickinson, North Dakota for NDLA 2016 • Come see Digital Initiatives and Metadata Education staff at SDLA • Minitex DIME staff at 2016 Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference • DPLA's GIF IT UP competition returns • Recap: 2016 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference/CONTENTdm Users Group • Minnesota Digital Library's Primary Source Sets – An update
  • July 2016
    Workshops offered at the 2016 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference • Recording available for "New and next: A review of BIBFRAME updates from NISO and ALA" • The Libraries Transform Campaign • New contributions to Minnesota Reflections: Wyoming Historical Society, Ely-Winton Historical Society, Hmong Cultural Center • Minnesota Digital Library co-presents with Queens Public Library and Metropolitan New York Library Council at ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL
  • June 2016
    New Minitex webinar: A review of BIBFRAME update sessions from NISO and ALA • Minitex seeks new Contract Catalogers • Registration open for Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference • BIBFRAME and BIBFRAME (Lite): A Deeper Dive • Deframing Derrida: A Linked Data for Production (LD4P) project • MDL 14th Annual Meeting a success • New Minnesota Reflections Primary Source Sets Now Available! • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Heritage Education Commission • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Ernest F. Oberholtzer Foundation • 2016 Summer Educational Institute
  • May 2016
    Registration ending soon for 2016 MDL Annual Meeting • ALCTS offers Library of Congress Classification series • BIBFRAME & Real World Applications of Linked Bibliographic Data • OCLC events at 2016 ALA Annual Conference • Registration Opening Soon for 2016 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference
  • April 2016
    Bobby Bothmann elected to OCLC Global Council • Minnesota Digital Library's Primary Source Sets • Upcoming ALCTS webinar: Is Technical Services Dead? • Upcoming ALCTS webinar: Current Trends & New Skills in Technical Services • April 2016 RDA update released • Library Technology Conference takeaways • DPLA announces the launch of RightsStatements.org • Digital Wax Works at DPLAfest 2016 • Highlights from DPLAfest 2016: Copyright Clarity, Future of Libraries, and DPLA's Primary Source Sets • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: St. Cloud State University • D.A.M. Stories: Adventures in digital asset management
  • March 2016
    Call for proposals for 2nd Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference • Managing Digital Content Over Time: An Introduction to Digital Preservation • Web courses from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services • Call for proposals – MDL Annual Meeting 2016 • Piloting MDL's Scan for Keeps service • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Military Historical Society of Minnesota • Making the Grand Marais Public Library Ledger searchable • MDL staff member attends ARLIS/NA + VRA conference in Seattle
  • February 2016
    2016 calendars from the Minnesota Digital Library • Results of feedback on future Minitex cataloging and digital skills training • Save the date: Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference, August 9-11, 2016 • Vote local: OCLC Global Council elections are open • RDA February 2016 update summary • DIME staff member chair of Summer Educational Institute • Phase 12 still open! • New Minnesota Reflections content from Stillwater
  • January 2016
    New staff, new name, new projects: Oh my! • The value of libraries at ALA Midwinter 2016 • Reflections on the first year • Free webinar from American Libraries Live: Introducing RDA • Contract Cataloging completes exciting project • Save the date for the 2016 MDL Annual Meeting • From the PLPP to community scanning and digital storytelling • The first year • MDL staff member participates in national geospatial metadata effort • 2016 calendars from the Minnesota Digital Library • New contributions to Minnesota Reflections Collections: Duluth Public Library, Saint Paul Almanac

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