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

  • April 2017
    New Pew Research report: The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online • Webinar highlights: Resource Management in FOLIO: A First Look • Preservation tips for photographs, documents, and digital files • New Primary Source Sets: Traveling Library Services in Minnesota • New Primary Source Sets: The Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934 • MDL staff attend DPLAfest

Previous Issues


  • March 2017
    Deadline extended to upgrade to Connexion client 2.63 • Join the DPLA Community Reps! Applications now open • Highlights from ASIST webinar: From MARC silos to linked data silos? • OCLC releases update to WorldShare Collection Manager • Preservation Week: Bringing awareness to your community • Geospatial metadata enhancements to Minnesota Reflections • Getting it Right at LibTech 2017 • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Dorothy Molter Museum
  • February 2017
    Save the Date and Call for Proposals for the 15th MDL Annual Conference • Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change • Upcoming ALCTS webinar: Cataloging, Gender, and RDA Rule 9.7 • February 2017 RDA update released • RDA Toolkit new site February 28 • New Primary Source Set on Postcards • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Minnesota Library Association
  • 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

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