Last chance to register for the Minitex webinar all about Wikidata, taking place on Monday, April 13. Presenters Lizzy Baus and Sara Ring will demonstrate how libraries are using Wikidata, an editable knowledge base for structured data. This is a reworking of a presentation originally planned for the cancelled 2020 Library Technology Conference.
In mid-November, Minitex hosted the second Technical Services Symposium with a focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Technical Services. The event was a successful day of provocative ideas and thoughtful conversation.
There is still time to register for the Minitex Technical Services Symposium: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Technical Services. Registration closes November 7.
The Minitex Technical Services Symposium: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Technical Services on November 14 is fast approaching! But there is still time: registration is open until November 7.
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.
Registration is now available for the 2019 Minitex Technical Services Symposium: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Technical Services!
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.
On July 17, Lizzy Baus met with CLIC cataloging staff at the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. The morning consisted of a presentation on current and future developments of RDA and related standards. In the afternoon we put our new knowledge into practice and worked together to create a description of a book using the RDA Toolkit.
OCLC Research published the report Creating Library Linked Data with WIkibase: Lessons Learned from Project Passage. The Wikibase prototype dubbed Project Passage provided a sandbox in which librarians from 16 U.S. institutions (including the University of Minnesota Libraries) could experiment with creating linked data to describe resources without having to necessarily know the technical underpinnings of linked data.
Education and support including standards, tools, and best practices, plus contract cataloging