Newsletter Issue

Digital Initiatives & Metadata Review, June 2019

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


  • Save the dates for the 2019 summer rights statements implementation workshops

Cataloging & Metadata

  • Save the date: Minitex Technical Services Symposium November 14
  • Cataloging and Metadata programming at ALA Annual 2019

Conference and Event Highlights

  • Lake Superior Libraries Symposium 2019 recap
  • MDL at the 2019 Carleton Day of Digital Humanities
  • MDL Metadata Librarian teaches at Summer Educational Institute 2019
  • 2019 MDL Annual Meeting highlights

Digitization & Preservation

  • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Macalester College
  • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Minnesota Streetcar Museum
  • New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Northwestern Health Sciences University

Save the dates! We are hosting two workshops for those who want to learn more about standardized rights statements and their implementation this summer. The first, on Monday, July 22nd will be held at the Washburn Public Library in Minneapolis, and the second, on Thursday, August 15th, is at the Kathryn A. Martin Library at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Both are open to the public and are free of charge. Read more

A photograph of an autumn scene.

The Minitex Technical Services Symposium will return this fall, on November 14, 2019. This year's theme is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Technical Services. Read more


We've pulled together a list of some of the cataloging and metadata sessions offered at ALA Annual 2019. You will also find links to the full list at the bottom of this article. Read more


The theme of this year's Lake Superior Libraries Symposium was Sea Changes in Libraries, with a keynote address by John Pateman on Blue Ocean Strategy. Read more

On Friday, June 7th, Carleton College held its fourth annual Day of Digital Humanities. The program for the day included a round of lightning presentations on recent digital humanities projects, then a "digital poster session" where presenters had the opportunity to answer questions about their work and connect with other attendees. Read more

2019 Summer Educational Institute logo

On June 5, I traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to teach at the 2019 Summer Educaional Institute (SEI). SEI is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation. Read more

The 16th Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) Annual Meeting took place at the lovely Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on June 4. This year's meeting featured keynote speaker John Bracken, DPLA Executive Director, who discussed curent and future DPLA initiatives. Read more

Student Handbook 1893-1894, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota

This new contribution to Macalester College's collection in Minnesota Reflections helps to document the history of Macalester College and includes issues of the Macalester College's publication "College Contributions" as well as early student handbooks. Read more

Streetcar on Hennepin Avenue at Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The new contribution to the Minnesota Streetcar Museum collection includes over 800 photographs and postcards that document streetcar routes through the metro areas, the express boats on Lake Minnetonka, and streetcar employees hard at work in the many streetcar garages and carhouses throughout the cities. Read more

Minnesota Chiropractic College graduates and faculty, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, Minnesota

The Minnesota Digital Library is happy to announce the addition of new content to the Northwestern Health Sciences University's collection. Their new contribution of historic photographs more than doubles the size of their collection. Read more