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.

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now closed and the planning committee is reviewing all submitted proposals.

Suggested Topics

  • Digital humanities (ideas and/or tools for getting started and/or projects)
  • Collections as data movement
  • Outreach and marketing of digital collections
  • Copyright in digital collections
  • Implementing DPLA rights statements
  • Digital library platform development
  • Digital storytelling (e.g. exhibits, primary source sets)
  • Using digital collections in the classroom
  • Linked data digital collection projects
  • Wikimedia and digital collections
  • Digital collection building with communities
  • Creating new audio projects (e.g. oral histories, podcasts)
  • Revitalizing digital collections (e.g. partner engagement, metadata reconciliation, or other projects to revive dormant digital collections)

We strongly encourage presenters from all backgrounds, staff/student roles, and organizations to submit proposals and contribute to a diverse conference that will appeal to staff working with digital collections from all types of cultural heritage organizations. The planning committee will review submissions based on the quality of the written proposal, knowledge about the topic submitted, and how the proposal relates to the goals of the conference and suggested topics. If you have questions about the proposal process, contact the planning committee chair, Sara Ring (ring0089@umn.edu).

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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