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Sep 2, 2022
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by Sara Ring, Molly Huber
We are pleased to announce the keynotes for the October 17-18 MN+ Digital Collections Conference and MDL Annual Meeting. Dr. Kirsten Delegard from the project Mapping Prejudice will open the program on October 17th (in-person day). John Garrison Marks from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) will keynote the virtual day of the conference on October 18th, discussing AASLH's new Reframing History initiative and toolkit. We hope you can join us for these exciting and informative presentations!
Aug 25, 2022
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by Sara Ring
The 23 Linked Data Things project organizers are pleased to announce that Things 6, 7, and 8 are now published and available on the website. Things 6 and 7 are all about exploring what libraries are doing with linked data, and Thing 8 is an introduction to the Library of Congress BIBFRAME project.
Aug 11, 2022
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by Sara Ring
Are you curious about linked data, but not sure where to begin? Join us virtually on August 31st to learn about the newly launched 23 Linked Data Things self-paced online learning program. The authors will give an overview of the program and much of the time will be open for questions. Whether you have already started or are just hearing about it now for the first time, we're eager to hear from you.
Jul 26, 2022
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by Sara Ring
23 Linked Data Things is a self-paced online learning program that provides a structure for investigating linked data projects and obtaining hands-on experience in creating linked data. It is designed for library staff who want to learn more about linked data principles and explore how linked data can transform the way we think about metadata. 
Jul 7, 2022
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by Sara Ring, Molly Huber
We are seeking proposals for the joint MN+ Digital Collections Conference and Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting on October 17-18, 2022. You can help make this a great conference! Consider sharing your experience and expertise by submitting a program proposal by August 5, 2022.
Apr 22, 2022
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by Sara Ring
Are you planning a digital project/program at your organization, but unsure where to begin? Attend this virtual course to learn about digital imaging (scanning), metadata standards and best practices, and how to protect and preserve the content you've digitized. This 2-part virtual course will take place on May 19th and May 24th.
Apr 7, 2022
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by Sara Ring
The April 24-30 Preservation Week theme is "Preservation in the Face of Climate Change" and will highlight the effects of climate change on our shared cultural heritage materials. During Preservation Week, libraries, museums, institutions, and communities are urged to examine the effects on collections and their keepers, as well as resiliency strategies. 
Feb 10, 2022
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by Beth Staats
The new Recommended Practice, NISO RP-29-2022, E-Book Bibliographic Metadata Requirements in the Sale, Publication, Discovery, and Preservation Supply Chain, was approved January 29 and published February 10, 2022.
Digital Initiatives & Metadata.

Education and support for staff who build, manage, and preserve digital and physical collections