Newsletter Issue

Digital Initiatives & Metadata Review, October 2018


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

Announcements

  • Registration ends soon for Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference
  • Save the Date for the 2019 MDL Annual Meeting

General

  • Fall library conference summary from DIME staff

Digitization & Preservation

  • Large format scanner now available for loan!
  • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Kanabec County Historical Society
  • New contributing organization: Museum of Lake Minnetonka
Abigail Potter, Senior Innovation Specialist, National Digital Initiatives

Registration ends November 1st for the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC18) at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. View the full conference schedule or register now . Read more


We are pleased to announce that we already have a date, location and keynote speaker for the 2019 MDL Annual Meeting! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 4th. We will be hosting an exceptional conference at a new location, the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center on the historic Earle Brown farm site. Read more


Read a few highlights from our trips to the 2018 state library association conferences in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Minot, North Dakota, and St. Cloud, Minnesota. Read more


Read a few highlights from our trips to the 2018 state library association conferences in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Minot, North Dakota, and St. Cloud, Minnesota. Read more


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. Read more


First quota of men drafted for World War I service, Mora, Minnesota

The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce an additional contribution to the Kanabec County Historical Society's colleciton in Minnesota Reflections. This new contribution increases the Kanabec County Historical Society's collection by more than 30%. Included in their recent project are images of agriculture, Kanabec County's contribution to the World War I war effort, and county and city government. Read more


Architectural drawing for the tugboat "Hercules" on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

The Minnesota Digital Library is excited to announce the addition of a series of 6 architectural drawings from the Museum of Lake Minnetonka. The Museum is a new contributing partner to Minnesota Reflections. These drawings document the design and development of express boats on Lake Minnetonka. The drawings were completed by two boat designers: F.T. Harding and J.H. Smith. Read more