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by Stephanie Hess
The Scan for Keeps program was developed to provide equipment for community scanning events and digitization projects around the state. Kits are available for libraries, historical societies, and other organizations to encourage community engagement and foster preservation education.
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by Greta Bahnemann
Explore a new contributor to the Minnesota Digital Library. The Lake City Historical Society collection inlcudes a series of oral histories that celebrate the history and surrounding area of Lake City, Minnesota.
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by Stephanie Hess
The Minnesota Digital Library website recently implemented several new enhancements designed to improve user experience, navigation, and engagement with the digital collections at mndigital.org.
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by Stephanie Hess, Molly Huber
Minnesota Digital Library staff recently attended the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums annual conference in Duluth. Highlights from the conference included touring local museums, networking with current and future contributors, and attending inspiring sessions led by colleagues across the state.
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by Sara Ring, Greta Bahnemann, Theresa Berger, Brianna Krumwiede, Heidi Southworth
In 2023, Minitex and three organizations conducted a small pilot to learn more about using the wiki-based, free-to-use media repository called Wikimedia Commons, along with its sister sites Wikidata and Wikipedia, to increase discoverability of content from digital collections. Soon after adding the very first test image to Wikimedia Commons, it appeared as the top Google Search result. If this sounds intriguing, read on for a brief overview of why we did the pilot and what we learned.
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by Theresa Berger, Brianna Krumwiede, Heidi Southworth, Greta Bahnemann, Sara Ring
Part 2 in this article series includes more detailed information and guidance on how we conducted the Minitex Wikimedia pilot; what you would need to know if you wanted to try it at your organization, and links to the templates we created and other resources we used.
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by Grace Onsrud, Stephanie Hess
Meet Hilma Berglund, a weaver and founding member of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota, through a new Primary Source Set in the Minnesota Digital Library.
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by Greta Bahnemann
The Minnesota Digital Library has published a new exhibit on the photographer George A. Newton. Newton lived and worked in Duluth at the end of the nineteenth century.
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