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/May 2019
    Registration is now open for the 2019 Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting • New MDL webpage and introductory videos on implementing rights statements in Minnesota Reflections • MDL rights work and associated metadata changes • Getting a Handle on the New RDA Toolkit • CLIC Conference recap: Artificial Intelligence, Creative Design, and Libraries • MDL at the 2019 Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums Conference • DPLAfest 2019: Session highlights • Highlights from the 2019 Midwest Archives Conference Annual Meeting • Minnesota Digital Library staff attend Minnesota History Whatever 3 • Library Technology Conference 2019 recap

Previous Issues

2019

  • February/March 2019
    Call for Proposals for the 2019 MDL Annual Meeting • Guest webinar: Linking to the Future: the University of Minnesota and the Linked Data for Production Project • New Contributing Organization to Minnesota Reflections: Marshall County Historical Society • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Kanabec County Historical Society • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Lake Superior Railroad Museum
  • January 2019
    Seeking Comments on the 2019 MDL Strategic Plan • New Minitex guest webinar: Co-Curating the Past: Community Collection Building through History Harvests • Cataloging sessions at ALA Midwinter 2019 • An Approach to Applying Standardized Rights Statements, 2019 Edition • Minitex introduction to digital preservation virtual course offered

2018

  • December 2018
    Minitex introduction to digital preservation virtual course offered • DPLAfest 2019 Call for Proposals now open • RDA in a day at Viking Library System • Upcoming ALCTS training in the new year • Recap: Minitex Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference • New Library of Congress crowdsourcing platform launches
  • October 2018
    Registration ends soon for Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference • Save the Date for the 2019 MDL Annual Meeting • Fall library conference summary from DIME staff • Large format scanner now available for loan! • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Kanabec County Historical Society • New contributing organization: Museum of Lake Minnetonka
  • 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
  • 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

2017

  • November 2017
    Time is running out! Register for the Minitex Technical Services Symposium • ALCTS webinar summary: Introduction to Python and PyMARC, Part 2 • Highlights from Amigos Innovating with Metadata virtual conference • Connexion Client Module 1: WorldCat, MARC, and Client Basics • Connexion Client Module 2: Basic Bibliographic Searching • Connexion Client Module 4: Save Files, File Management, and Batch Processing • Copy Cataloging with CatExpress • CONTENTdm Basic Skills 1: Getting Started • CONTENTdm Basic Skills 2: Working with Text • CONTENTdm Basic Skills 3: Maintaining Collections
  • October 2017
    Minitex Technical Services Symposium: Keynote and location announced! • Save the date: Primary Source Sets guest author open house • South Dakota Library Association: Highlights from the 2017 conference • Radical librarianship at the 2017 Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference • North Dakota Library Association: Highlights from the 2017 conference • Libraries Transforming Communities: Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation • Libraries Transforming Communities: Using reflective structured dialogue • ALCTS webinar summary: Introduction to Python and PyMARC, Part 1 • Staffing for Effective Digital Preservation 2017: An NDSA Report • MDL Staff at the 2017 Oral History Association Annual Meeting
  • September 2017
    DATE CHANGE: Minitex Technical Services Symposium: Linked Data and the Future • Minnesota Reflections Phase 14 Now Open! • Minnesota Reflections 2018 calendars now available for order • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Calhoun Yacht Club • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Lake Superior Railroad Museum
  • 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
  • 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

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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