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

  • July/August 2018
    Minnesota Reflections Phase 15 Open Now! • Come see DIME staff at 2018 fall conferences • Registration opening soon for 2018 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference • Keynote announced for 2018 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference • New report: The Future of Email Archives • 2018 MDL Regional Meetings Recap

Previous Issues


  • June 2018
    ALA Preconference Report: A Practical Introduction to the New RDA Toolkit • Open Data Projects: Highlights from the NISO virtual conference • 2018 Lake Superior Libraries Symposium program summary • Carleton College's 2018 Day of Digital Humanities • MDL staff member teaches at Summer Educational Institute
  • May 2018
    Call for proposals for 2018 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference • Coming soon: Large format scanner for loan! • New cataloging client: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency • Preservation tips brochure now available • NDSA publishes new report on file monitoring practices • Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska: Addressing the metadata • Primary Source Sets outreach at recent Minnesota conferences
  • March 2018
    Preconference to Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Register by April 20 • Data visualization at the 2018 Library Technology Conference • OCLC Connexion Client Module 1: WorldCat, MARC, and Client Basics • OCLC Connexion Client Module 2: Basic Bibliographic Searching • OCLC Connexion Client Module 4: Save Files, File Management, and Batch Processing • Copy Cataloging with OCLC CatExpress • Minnesota Digital Library at LibTech 2018 • OCLC CONTENTdm Basic Skills 1: Getting Started • OCLC CONTENTdm Basic Skills 2: Working with Text • OCLC CONTENTdm Basic Skills 3: Maintaining Collections
  • February 2018
    Join us for the 2018 MDL Regional Meetings • Minnesota Reflections website update • Minitex Contract Cataloging Program seeks feedback • Linked data name authority projects at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting • Doubleheader at the 2018 Library Technology Conference • Scan for Keeps program information now available on the web • Still time to apply for Minnesota Reflections Phase 14 • Updated Minnesota Reflections Metadata Guidelines • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Saint Paul Public Library
  • January 2018
    Minitex Contract Cataloging Program seeks feedback • Minitex Technical Services Symposium handouts available • Upcoming ALCTS webinars • Start 2018 Off with an MDL Calendar • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Minnesota Department of Transportation

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