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Getting Started with Rights Statements at Northtown Library


On Friday, December 6th Anoka County Library - Northtown will be the site of another of our training events for those who want to learn more about standardized rights statements and their implementation. As with our previous rights training opportunities held this summer it is open to the public and free of charge. 

There are two parts to the event. In the morning, the presenters will review the statements themselves 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 digital collections. There will be opportunities to work through examples as a group.

After lunch, there will be an optional, hands-on workshop led by the presenters. Everyone 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 Northtown training opportunity. Don't miss out on this chance to get started with rights statements alongside your peers and the MDL team!