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

  • August 2017
    Open house in new Minitex offices scheduled for September 8 • Come see Digital Initiatives and Metadata Education staff at SDLA Conference 2017 • Minitex DIME staff at 2017 Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference • See DIME staff at the North Dakota Library Association Annual Conference • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Minnesota State University, Mankato • New Primary Source Set: Whaleback Boats on the Great Lakes

Previous Issues

2017

  • July 2017
    Program opportunity: Public Libraries and community web archiving • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Hennepin History Museum • Upcoming ACLTS E-forum: Power that is Moral: Cataloging and Ethics • Copy Cataloging with CatExpress • Digital Preservation Tools Show and Tell Part 2: Protect and Manage Digital Content • CONTENTdm Basic Skills 1: Getting Started • CONTENTdm Basic Skills 2: Working with Text • CONTENTdm Basic Skills 3: Maintaining Collections
  • June 2017
    Minitex MarcEdit Basics workshop announced • Digital Preservation Tools Show and Tell Part 1: Identify and Organize Digital Content • Digital Preservation Tools Show and Tell Part 2: Protect and Manage Digital Content • Making the Case: Influencing Your Funding Future • The Data Privacy Project: Answers to your patrons' questions about privacy • Preconference report: Outreach and Inclusivity in Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories • 15th MDL Annual Meeting a success! • New Minnesota Reflections website is faster and mobile-friendly • New contributions to Minnesota Reflections: Weavers Guild of Minnesota • New contributions to Minnesota Reflections: Minnesota State Law Library
  • 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
  • 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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