Skip to main content

Minitex News articles tagged with "Digital Collections" (103):

Journey “Up North” and back in time to northern Minnesota’s resorts

The Minnesota Digital Library recently published an online map exploring hotel and resort history in northern Minnesota.

Filling the Minnesota Map for MDL’s 20th Anniversary

The Minnesota Digital Library will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2025. In honor of that milestone, MDL has a goal to add a contributing organization from each of Minnesota’s 87 counties. We are only missing eighteen counties!

Last call to register for Minitex digital preservation course: Managing Digital Content Over Time

The deadline to register is Monday, April 8th for the spring offering of "Managing Digital Content Over Time: An Introduction to Digital Preservation." If caring for digital objects is part of your work, consider joining us for this 3-part virtual course!

Making digital collections more discoverable, Part 1: Wikimedia

In 2023, Minitex and three organizations conducted a small pilot to learn more about using the wiki-based, free-to-use media repository called Wikimedia Commons, along with its sister sites Wikidata and Wikipedia, to increase discoverability of content from digital collections. Soon after adding the very first test image to Wikimedia Commons, it appeared as the top Google Search result. If this sounds intriguing, read on for a brief overview of why we did the pilot and what we learned.

Making digital collections more discoverable, Part 2: A how-to guide

Part 2 in this article series includes more detailed information and guidance on how we conducted the Minitex Wikimedia pilot; what you would need to know if you wanted to try it at your organization, and links to the templates we created and other resources we used.

New MDL Contributor: Rondo Center of Diverse Expression

Explore a new digital collection in the Minnesota Digital Library from the Rondo Center of Diverse Expression. It includes photographs, stories, and programs commemorating the unique Rondo Avenue neighborhood in St. Paul, which was destroyed by the construction of Interstate 94 in 1964.

You're invited: Bit Curator Forum satellite event at the University of Minnesota

Do you work with born-digital materials or are you curious to learn more about how others work with them? Register and join us for an in-person Bit Curator Forum satellite event at the University of Minnesota to meet with like-minded folks. Our FREE local programming will occur on day 2 of the Forum, March 20, at Andersen Library on the west bank of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

Spring digital preservation course offered: Managing Digital Content Over Time

While many of the traditional resources found in libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations--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 3-part virtual course in April.

Wrapping up the 2022 MN+ Digital Collections Conference and MDL Annual Meeting

The 2022 MN+ Digital Collections Conference and Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting took place Monday, October 17 in person at the St. Paul Union Depot and virtually on Tuesday, October 18th. The conference featured two keynote speakers and 15 breakout sessions.

Keynotes announced for October 17-18 conference

We are pleased to announce the keynotes for the October 17-18 MN+ Digital Collections Conference and MDL Annual Meeting. Dr. Kirsten Delegard from the project Mapping Prejudice will open the program on October 17th (in-person day). John Garrison Marks from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) will keynote the virtual day of the conference on October 18th, discussing AASLH's new Reframing History initiative and toolkit. We hope you can join us for these exciting and informative presentations!