Newsletter Issue

Digital Initiatives & Metadata Review, September/October 2019

The September issue of the Digital Initiatives & Metadata Review includes the following articles:


  • Registration open for Minitex Technical Services Symposium 2019
  • Change the Subject documentary to be shown at Minitex Technical Services Symposium
  • Hotel block available for Minitex Technical Services Symposium


  • MLA 2019 Annual Conference recap
  • NDLA 2019 Annual Conference recap
  • SDLA 2019 Annual Conference recap

Digitization & Preservation

  • Minnesota Reflections Phase 16 now open!

Registration is now available for the 2019 Minitex Technical Services Symposium: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Technical Services! Read more

Change the Subject screenshot

This fall's Minitex Technical Services Symposium will include a screening of Change the Subject . This documentary fits perfectly with our theme of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Technical Services, and the screening will be followed by a Q&A with film interviewee Tina Gross. Read more


Rest easy with our hotel block at the Best Western Plus - Minneapolis Northwest. This hotel is located just up the road from our conference venue, Brookdale Library. Read more

Lizzy Baus, Minitex, presenting at the Cataloging & Update session

There were some great sessions this year at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference , which took place at a new conference venue, the Mystic Lake Center in Prior Lake, Minnesota. I learned more about Hennepin County Library's latest digitization projects and ever-expanding community-based archival collections, racial equity programming and collection management initiatives at Ramsey County Libraries, how to incorporate equity, diversity, and inclusion principles in library catalogs, options for LIS work abroad via the Fulbright Specialist Program , and more about libraries building relationships with Native community partners. Read more


In late September I was able to attend and present at the North Dakota Library Association Annual Conference, held in West Fargo. All in all the 2019 NDLA Conference was enjoyable and illuminating. Read more

Black hills, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, South Dakota

I had the pleasure of attending the South Dakota Library Association Annual Conference in Spearfish. Like the beautiful landscape surrounding it, I found the conference engaging and inspriring. The first day I presented a preconference on linked data developments in libraries, and the room was full of staff from school, public, and academic institutions. Between presenting and hanging out at the Minitex booth, I attended some great sessions, and had the chance to hear ALA President Wanda Brown speak during a keynote session. Read more

Minnesota Reflections Phase 16 now open!

Announcement - Minnesota Digital Library

Sep 17, 2019 by Molly Huber

We know you have been waiting for Minnesota Reflections Phase 16, so it is a pleasure to announce it is now open and we are ready to accept applications. We are looking for materials in, of, or about Minnesota and Minnesotans in a variety of formats, including images, text, audio, and video. Read more