We are hosting another of our training events for those who want to learn more about standardized rights statements and their implementation. It will be on Thursday, August 15th at the Kathryn A. Martin Library at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and it is open to the public and free of charge.
The event is broken into two parts. In the morning, the presenters will review and share examples of how rights statements can be used and applied in Minnesota Reflections. Attendees will be introduced to the MDL Rights Review workflow document, as well as other tools for implementing the statements in your digital collection. There will be opportunities to work through general examples as a group.
After lunch, there will be an optional, hands-on workshop led by the presenters. We will work together to develop comfort and skill at applying rights statements to examples in participants' collection. If you are a current contributor to Minnesota Reflections, you will be provided with a spreadsheet of your collection records that you can start working on immediately. If you are not a contributor, you are still welcome to work through examples from your own collection with the assistance of the training team.
These training events provide the opportunity to learn more about the standardized rights statements developed by the international collaborative rightsstatements.org. Adding these labels to your digital collections will improve usability and access for users, and the Minnesota Digital Library is proud to participate in this initiative by facilitating implementation of rights statements from rightsstatements.org in Minnesota Reflections.
Registration is open now for the Duluth training opportunity and will close August 12th. Don't miss out on this chance to learn more about rights statements alongside your peers and your colleagues from MDL!