Apr 5, 2021While many of the traditional resources found in libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions--books, photographs, objects--can survive for years with no intervention, digital content is much more fragile. Managing it requires ongoing care and preservation activities to ensure continued access far into the future. Join Carol Kussmann (University of Minnesota Libraries) and Sara Ring (Minitex) as they present this two-part virtual course between April 27th - May 11th.
Mar 10, 2021Register by March 14th for the Minnesota Digital Library Standardized Rights Statements Implementation Training, taking place on Tuesday, March 16th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mar 5, 2021For our 50th Anniversary, in addition to celebrating together, one of our goals is to make sure we also document our organizational history. To that end, we have enhanced our existing Minitex digital collection in the Minnesota Digital Library with photographs to help illustrate the programs, services, and stories mentioned in the oral history project recordings.
Jan 29, 2021Greta Bahnemann (Minitex) and Jason Roy (University of Minnesota Libraries) are two of the authors of the new OCLC Research report on the CONTENTdm Linked Data Pilot project’s findings. The report outlines “the benefits of working in a linked data environment, the potential to develop a shared data model, and the challenges facing efforts to transform metadata into linked data.”
Nov 17, 2020The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) is offering rights statements implementation training virtually on Tuesday, December 8th from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Join us for this free and open event to learn more about how to apply standardized rights statements to digital items in your collection.
Sep 22, 2020We’re pleased to announce registration is now open for the joint Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference and the Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting on November 5-6. Registration is free for this all-virtual conference.
Jul 1, 2020
The joint Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC20) and the Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting (#mndiglib2020) will be held virtually November 5-6, 2020. Consider sharing your experience and expertise by submitting a program proposal tailored for a virtual format.
Save the Date: Virtual Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference + Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting
Jun 10, 2020
The Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference and the Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting will be held jointly November 5-6, 2020.
Mar 18, 2020
The Minnesota Digital Library is excited to share a new contribution to our collection from Carleton College. Carleton has elected to share a collection of 61 weather diaries from their archives. Carleton students, faculty, and staff used the U.S. Army Signal Services Form #101 to record temperature, weather condition, and precipitation amounts for the station located at Carleton's first observatory in 1885. These diaries provide an intersting look at historic weather patterns in Northfield, Minnesota.
Mar 18, 2020
The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to introduce our 197th contributing partner: the Hibbing Historical Society! The Hibbing Historical Society has shared 203 images of life on Minnesota's Iron Range via their unique Aubin Photographic Studio collection. The Aubin Collection contains many panoramic photographs - including images of iron mines and mining, as well as town and city life in Hibbing, road and bridge construction projects, city bands and their concerts, fraternal organizations and clubs, Hibbing High School students, the Sturgeon Lake recreation area, and more.