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This year Minitex staff submitted a few animated gifs to the GIF IT UP 2015 contest.

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This year Minitex staff submitted a few animated gifs to the GIF IT UP 2015 contest. This is a challenge presented by the Digital Public Library of America and DigitalNZ for individuals to find and create gifs from copyright-free heritage material using the search portals of DPLA, Trove, Europeana, and DigitalNZ.  

Staff from the Minitex Digital Initiatives & Education unit submitted the following animated GIFs and we would like to share them with you! Many thanks to the University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center for making these images available for creative reuse via Minnesota Reflections and the Digital Public Library of America. Check out the others available on the DPLA Tumblr

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Here you can catch a glimpse of Paul assisting the lighthouse keeper at Rock Harbor lighthouse in Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior. Babe the blue ox can also be seen taking a not-so-private night swim. View on the GIF IF UP 2015 Tumblr website.

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Paul Bunyan getting a little too close to an ice covered lighthouse on Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. His faithful ox Babe is not acting so faithful. View on the GIF IF UP 2015 Tumblr website.

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A snapshot of a favorite winter pastime in Minnesota comes to life. View on the GIF IF UP 2015 Tumblr website.

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This gif celebrates the magic of listening to the radio. At the time this photograph was taken, the world was a very different place. In 1926 – a time before television, computers, and social media - the radio had the ability to color and enhance people’s lives in a way we don’t think about today. View on the GIF IF UP 2015 Tumblr website.

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A celebration of winter in Minnesota! A woman looks out on the snowy grounds of the Duluth Normal School, only to have a strange visitor come to her window. View on the GIF IF UP 2015 Tumblr website.

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A celebration of winter in Minnesota! Some children take advantage of the empty streets to take on the big hill. View on the GIF IF UP 2015 Tumblr website.

Minitex and University of Minnesota Libraries staff who participated and provided feedback on this project include: Greta Bahnemann, Lizzy Baus, Jolie Graybill, Molly Huber, Zach Miller, Sara Ring, Carla Urban (Minitex); Jason Roy (University of Minnesota Libraries).

Written by

Sara Ring
Continuing Education Librarian
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Education and support for staff who build, manage, and preserve digital collections