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Minitex News articles tagged with "Community Scanning" (6):

Large format scanner now available for loan!

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. 

Coming soon: Large format scanner for loan!

The Minitex Scan for Keeps equipment lending program will soon have a new kit for loan! Due to several requests, we are adding a scanner capable of capturing large format documents and images, up to 11" x 17". Like our other scanning kits, this kit will include various accessories and a laptop.

Scan for Keeps program information now available on the web

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.

Community archiving with MDL at the Receptacle art exhibition

Join the Minnesota Digital Library for community archiving at the Receptacle art exhibition! Staff from Minitex/Minnesota Digital Library are excited to be involved in this local event, open to the public. 

Preconference report: Outreach and Inclusivity in Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories

In a June 6 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preconference, presenters from East Carolina University and Columbia University described their efforts and projects to create more community-based and inclusive digital collections. 

Piloting MDL's Scan for Keeps service

Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) has kicked off a new service we’re calling Scan for Keeps. We have purchased two high-quality portable scanners and related equipment we can take into the community to facilitate engagement with folks who might have items of historical interest and to provide them with digital copies of their materials.