Registration is now open for the 2018 MDL Regional Meetings! Please join us on either Wednesday, May 9th at Gustavus Adolphus College's Folke Bernadotte Library in St.
MDL Outreach Coordinator Molly Huber and MDL Metadata Librarian Greta Bahnemann presented the session Minnesota Digital Library: Today and Tomorrow at the 2018 Library Technology Conference. Content included the history of MDL itself, stretching back to the early 2000's, an update on the recent launch of the Rights Statements Standardization pilot project, the MDL Geospatial Metadata project, and an update on the MDL Primary Source Sets project.
The new year is well on its way, and Phase 14 of Minnesota Reflections is more than halfway over. Have a project that you think would be great for Reflections? There is still time to apply! We are accepting projects on a wide variety of topics related to Minnesota and its cultural heritage in a broad range of media, so you are likely to have something that would be a good fit. We look forward to hearing from you!
MDL is trying something new this year! Instead of our regular annual conference, we will be hosting three regional meetings in different parts of Minnesota this spring, and we want you to join us. The first meeting will be at the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter on May 9th, followed by a May 16th meeting at the Douglas County Public Library in Alexandria, and concluding with a meeting at the Kathryn A. Martin Library at the University of Minnesota-Duluth on May 23rd.
Scan for Keeps program nformation is now available on the Minnesota Digital Library website under the Projects section. Scan for Keeps is a program developed for the purpose of loaning digitization kits for community scanning events. Kits are available for libraries, historical societies, and other organizations to encourage community engagement and foster preservation education.
The staff of the Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce the rollout of several important updates to the Minnesota Reflections website. The online interface now features faster searches, the ability to download high resolution images, and the ability to view images in full screen. There is also a new viewer for displaying and searching the full text of multiple page documents (such as books, programs, catalogs, etc.).
The Minnesota Digital Library is excited to announce the addition of new materials to the Saint Paul Public Library collection in Minnesota Reflections. The Saint Paul Public Library has added eleven more volumes of the proceedings of the city of St. Paul's Common Council duirng the years 1867 - 1878. These books mark an important addition relating to the early history of St. Paul and Ramsey County. Each volume records Council business, correspondence, and new city resolutions. Minnesota Reflections now contains 18 volumnes of the Common Council Proceedings spanning the years 1859 - 1878.
A new version of the Minnesota Reflections Metadata Guidelines in now available. Version 5.0 of the Guidelines contains a number of new features and enhancements, including a rework of the overall design, 6 new tables, and updated list of Physical Format terms, field name changes, and an updated Table of Contents.
Happy 2018 from the Minnesota Digital Library! Start your year off right with one of our 2018 calendars, which feature selected images shared with Minnesota Reflections by our generous contributors from around the state. To get yours, go to the Minitex website and place an order for one or more. Pick some up before they are gone!
The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce the addition of almost 375 Minnesota Department of Tranpsortation newsletters. These newsletters capture both the history and service of this department and the creation of statewide tranportation services.
Historical content from Minnesota's cultural heritage organizations, all in one place