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.
What: Primary Source Sets Guest Author Open House
When: Thursday, November 30, 2:00 pm
Where: Minitex River Room, Room 60 Wilson Library
RSVP now to save your spot!
Have you seen Minnesota Digital Library's Primary Source Sets? Have you thought to yourself "I want to do that?" Then this is the event for you! Join us on Thursday, November 30th, 2:00 p.m. for a Primary Source Sets Guest Author Open House at Minitex.
The Oral History Association 2017 Annual Meeting brought together over 460 oral historians and those interested in oral history for three full days of informative sessions, plus workshops and site visits. I facilitated a panel entitled Seeing Immigrants: Using Video to Capture Community Narratives, featuring recent projects undertaken by Saengmany Ratsabout, Acting Director of the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) and Scott Pollock, Director of Exhibitions, Collections, and Programs at the American Swedish Institute (ASI), engaging with immigrants in our community.
A new series of historic documents from the Calhoun Yacht Club were added to Minnesota Reflections. These booklets, yearbooks, and correspondence capture both the history of the club and sailing activity on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Historical content from Minnesota's cultural heritage organizations, all in one place