This new contribution to Macalester College's collection in Minnesota Reflections helps to document the history of Macalester College and includes issues of the Macalester College's publication "College Contributions" as well as early student handbooks.
On June 5, I traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to teach at the 2019 Summer Educaional Institute (SEI). SEI is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation.
Save the dates! We are hosting two workshops for those who want to learn more about standardized rights statements and their implementation this summer. The first, on Monday, July 22nd will be held at the Washburn Public Library in Minneapolis, and the second, on Thursday, August 15th, is at the Kathryn A. Martin Library at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Both are open to the public and are free of charge.
On Friday, June 7th, Carleton College held its fourth annual Day of Digital Humanities. The program for the day included a round of lightning presentations on recent digital humanities projects, then a "digital poster session" where presenters had the opportunity to answer questions about their work and connect with other attendees.
Registration for the MDL Annual Meeting closes tomorrow, May 30. This year, for the first time, the event will take place at the beautiful Earle Brown Heritage Center. The cost to register is just $30, and lunch (as well as snacks) will be provided. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 4.
This year's Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) Annual Meeting was held at the Renaissance Center in Detroit from April 4th-6th. It was the first time I attended this regional conference, and I enjoyed connecting with Minnesota colleagues and meeting new people. The speakers and sessions were really interesting and informative too, starting with a plenary by Viranel Clerard, a community art advocate who runs the Detroit Mural Project; a digital catalog of 1000+ public art murals in the city of Detroit. Other highlights included a session on increasing diversity in the archival profession, the benefits resulting from collaborations with on-campus museums, lessons learned from problematic collection donations, and how archival materials contributed to the success of a community archaeological project.
I attended the 2019 Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums Annual Conference, held this year in Red Wing on April 24th and 25th, with pre-conference events on April 23rd. MDL was well represented with a professional table at the event, and many conference attendees stopped by. They were especially interested in the new materials on rights statements put together by the MDL/University of Minnesota rights statements standardization project team consisting of me, Greta Bahnemann, Sara Ring, and Nancy Sims. On Thursday morning, I presented about rights statements and their implementation alongside Stephanie Hess of the Northfield Historical Society, one of our rights pilot project participants.
Please join us on Tuesday, June 4th for the 2019 Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting! This year's meeting will be at a new location, the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. We are pleased to welcome keynote speaker John Bracken, Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America. His keynote will address DPLA's current projects and strategic direction for the future, including strengthening the cultural heritage network, expanding ebooks initiatives, and exploring opportunities to broaden DPLA's impact in advancing digital access to knowledge. Other topics for the day include OCLC's perspective on the digital library landscape, approaches to digital preservation, new collections management systems, community assessment, innovative ways to use your digital collection, and of course, an update from MDL staff.
Users of Minnesota Reflections may have noticed some changes to the database's metadata. Based on the recent work of the Rights Implementation Team, we have begun to change how we record and share the metadata associated with the rights to use and re-use items in Minnesota Reflections. These changes reflect the standard we have adopted, namely the work shared via RightsStatements.org. RightsStatements.org provides a set of standardized rights statements for digital cultural heritage heritage projects. In order to display this information, we have added some new fields to show the statement and the text that explains the statements.
Historical content from Minnesota's cultural heritage organizations, all in one place