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Minnesota Digital Library's Primary Source Sets - An update


Minnesota Digital Library's Primary Source Sets

Staff at Minitex and the Minnesota Digital Library are pleased to announce the formal launch of a new resource for Minnesota Reflections users. The Minnesota Digital Library's Primary Source Sets now serve as an online resource for teachers, students, and anyone interested in Minnesota history topics. Each Primary Source Set focuses on a specific historic topic and showcases some of the resources found in Minnesota Reflections that relate to that subject. The following list includes the topics that are currently available on the MDL website:

Each Primary Source Set will help students develop critical thinking skills and assist teachers in introducing primary materials into their classrooms. In addition to the digitized resources, each set inlcudes a Teacher Guide with Discussion Questions and Classroom Activities. We modeled our work on the Digital Public Library of America's efforts to create primary source materials. 

Click on the links to view each Set or you can view the entire here collection here.  


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Greta Bahnemann

Greta is the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library where she is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for the Minnesota Digital Library’s primary project, Minnesota Reflections, a digital collection of more than 274,000 images, maps and documents.

Before starting at the Minnesota Digital Library in June 2010, Greta worked as a complex original cataloger at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Greta holds a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota, Morris; a M.A. from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture; and a M.L.I.S. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.