Want to be a presenter at the 2019 MDL Annual Meeting? The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) annual meeting planning committee seeks proposals for 50-minute breakout sessions for this upcoming event, which will be held on Tuesday, June 4 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center.
We're looking for feedback on future directions for the Minnesota Digital Library and Minnesota Reflections!
The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) Governance Committee has been working through a strategic planning process over the past twelve months. Last year, Minitex completed an environmental scan of Minnesota Reflections and we conducted regional focus group workshops in St Peter and Duluth in May. Last summer, MDL Governance Committee members, Minitex staff, and other stakeholders spent two days developing draft goals, strategies and objectives.
Curious about standardized rights statements and how they might be used to describe the rights status of your digital collections? The combined MDL/Minitex and University of Minnesota project team has created a rights determination workflow document, a helpful guide which provides an approach to how the standardized rights statements from rightsstatements.org could be applied to individual items.
DPLA is seeking proposals for DPLAfest, a gathering that will explore how libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations across the country leverage technology to serve, inform, and empower communities. They invite proposals that showcase projects, ideas, and solutions designed to help the field meet the technological, social, and civic demands of the 21st century and that highlight the critical role of libraries—and the DPLA network—in shaping the future of access to digital knowledge. The deadline to submit a session proposal is Friday, January 11, 2019.
After many requests, Minnesota Digital Library has assembled a new scanning kit for the Scan for Keeps equipment loan program. The new Epson Expression scanner can handle items of up to 11" x 17", a significant size increase over the 8 1/2" x 11" limit on our two existing scanner kits.
We are pleased to announce that we already have a date, location and keynote speaker for the 2019 MDL Annual Meeting! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 4th. We will be hosting an exceptional conference at a new location, the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center on the historic Earle Brown farm site.
The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce an additional contribution to the Kanabec County Historical Society's colleciton in Minnesota Reflections. This new contribution increases the Kanabec County Historical Society's collection by more than 30%. Included in their recent project are images of agriculture, Kanabec County's contribution to the World War I war effort, and county and city government.
The Minnesota Digital Library is excited to announce the addition of a series of 6 architectural drawings from the Museum of Lake Minnetonka. The Museum is a new contributing partner to Minnesota Reflections. These drawings document the design and development of express boats on Lake Minnetonka. The drawings were completed by two boat designers: F.T. Harding and J.H. Smith.
We are now accepting applications for Phase 15 of the Minnesota Reflections project! As in past phases, we are looking for materials in, of, or about Minnesota and Minnesotans and we accept many types of formats, such as images, text, audio, and video. New this year is the opportunity to submit materials to be used in a Primary Source Set, our topic-focused initiative for students, teachers, and general researchers.
Historical content from Minnesota's cultural heritage organizations, all in one place