3rd Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference

November 8-9, 2018
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

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Conference Description

St. Catherine University.

St. Catherine University.

The Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (UMDCC) provides opportunities for digital collections creators and curators in the region and beyond to network, share best practices, participate in hands-on workshops, and learn from leaders in digital cultural heritage.

Minitex, along with a regional planning committee, are the primary organizers of the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference. In addition, St. Catherine University Library is the local host and is donating staff time and planning support for this event. If you have questions, contact planning committee chair, Sara Ring (ring0089@umn.edu).

Registration

Registration Fees

  • Pre-conference workshops (November 8): $50.00
  • Conference (November 9): $75.00
  • Student rate: 50% off

Directions and Parking

Getting to St. Catherine University

Hotels are not within walking distance of the St. Catherine University campus, but there will be free shuttle service to/from the campus from some of the hotels. Visit the Metro Transit website for public transit options. The conference will take place in the Coeur de Catherine building on the St. Catherine University campus in St. Paul (building 3 on the map).

Parking

The guest parking permit requirement has been waived for the conference, and you are free to park in the O'Shaughnessey parking lot. See the blue and orange striped area on the St. Catherine University campus map for guest parking on campus.

Getting To/From the Airport

If you're flying in to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport, there are a number of transit options to get to your hotel.

Light Rail

The light rail (METRO Blue Line) stops at the airport and runs to downtown Minneapolis. The METRO Green Line connects downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul. The fee to ride is $2.00 ($2.50 during rush hours). Terminal 1 (Lindbergh Terminal) Ground Transportation booth on Level T can provide information about riding the light rail.

Shuttle Services, Car Rental, Taxi Services, Uber, and Lyft

Links to more information about any of these services can be found on the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport website.

Hotel Information

We have rate agreements with a few area hotels for Wednesday, November 7- Friday, November 9. Please note that you will need to make your reservation by October 8 to receive the discounted hotel rate. When you make your hotel reservation, identify yourself with the 2018 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference group, unless otherwise noted.

Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown

Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown
175 7th St. W.
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-225-1515

  • Reserve online by October 8
  • Group Rate: $139.00 single/double occupancy (1 King or 2 Queen).
  • Distance from Conference: 4.3 miles from the St. Catherine University St. Paul campus.
  • Shuttle: Free shuttle service to/from St. Catherine University in addition to anywhere within a five mile radius of the hotel.
  • Parking: Parking is available for guests at an overnight rate of $16.00.
  • Meals: Complimentary breakfast included.
  • Internet: Complimentary wifi included.

Days Inn Hotel on University

Days Inn Hotel on University
2407 University Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-623-9303

When calling to make a reservation, mention the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference group. Book by October 8, 2018.

  • Group Rate: $99.00 single/double occupancy.
  • Distance from Conference: 4.4 miles from the St. Catherine University St. Paul campus.
  • Parking: Free parking.
  • Meals: Complimentary breakfast included.
  • Internet: Complimentary wifi included.
  • Cancellation Policy: No charge for cancellation up to 24 hours before arrival. There will be a fee equal to the first nights lodging for cancellations after this deadline.

Holiday Inn Express Roseville-St. Paul

Holiday Inn Express Roseville-St. Paul
2715 Long Lake Rd
Roseville, MN 55113
651-294-7200
877-666-3243

When calling to make a reservation, mention the HIXR-University of Minnesota/Minitex block rate. Book by October 8, 2018.

  • Group Rate: $109.00 single/double occupancy.
  • Distance from Conference: 8.1 miles from the St. Catherine University St. Paul campus.
  • Parking: Free parking.
  • Meals: Complimentary breakfast included.
  • Internet: Complimentary high-speed internet in all guest rooms, lobby, lounge, and restaurant.

Planning Committee

  • Greta Bahnemann
    Minitex (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Bethany Davis
    University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
  • Beth Goodrich
    American Craft Council (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Ann Hanlon
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Greg Kochen
    University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Eau Claire, WI)
  • Stephanie Kom
    North Dakota State Historical Society (Bismarck, ND)
  • Kathryn Kuntz
    Davenport Public Library (Davenport, IA)
  • Sara Ring, Chair
    Minitex (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Lizzy Walker
    Wichita State University, (Wichita, KS)

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