Minitex is offering a free webinar called "New and next: A review of BIBFRAME update sessions from NISO and ALA" on July 12, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Register on the Minitex website.
The June issue of the Digital Initiatives & Metadata Review features the following articles:
- New Minitex webinar: A review of BIBFRAME update sessions from NISO and ALA
- Minitex seeks new Contract Catalogers
- Registration open for Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference
Cataloging & Metadata
- BIBFRAME and BIBFRAME (Lite): A Deeper Dive
- Deframing Derrida: A Linked Data for Production (LD4P) project
Digitization & Preservation
- MDL 14th Annual Meeting a success
- New Minnesota Reflections Primary Source Sets now available!
- New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Heritage Education Commission
- New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Ernest F. Oberholtzer Foundation
- 2016 Summer Educational Institute
Are you an experienced cataloger? Do you have a few hours here and there to fill? Then Minitex is looking for you! The DIME unit is in need of one or two Contract Catalogers, who will help to complete projects for our member organizations.You can read the full job description and apply at the University of Minnesota's employment center here.
Registration is now open for the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference and CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting, August 9-11 at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Join your digital collections colleagues in the Quad Cities for three days of networking, sharing of best practices, and hands-on learning.
During the NISO virtual conference on BIBFRAME & Real World Applications of Linked Data, Carolyn Hansen gave a clear and informative presentation on BIBFRAME, giving a general overview as well as addressing some challenges and recent developments.
At the June 15 NISO virtual conference "BIBFRAME & Real World Applications of Linked Data" Tim Thompson from Princeton University Library discussed how they plan to represent handwritten annotations from Jacques Derrida's personal library using RDF vocabularies and ontologies.
Thanks to everyone who attend the 14th Annual Meeting of the Digital Library on June 7th! The event was a success, with much enthusiasm around the keynote topic of copyright and rights statements. If you missed the conference, or would like to review what you saw that day, video from the morning sessions and the slides from the afternoon breakouts are available on the MDL website.
Openly-accessible digitized primary source collections have been growing by leaps and bounds. Likewise, there has been a rise in use and expectations to access these resources by researchers, stud
A series of oral history interviews from the Heritage Education Commission is one of the newest additions to Minnesota Reflections. The Heritage Education Commission is located in Moorhead and is an independent, non-profit commission developed for the purpose of creating, initiating and conducting programs and projects which aid in the preservation or restoration of the cultural heritage of the Upper Midwest region. Listen to the interviews or read the transcripts here.
A collection of historic maps from the Ernest C. Oberholtzer Foundation is one of the newest additions to Minnesota Reflections. The Oberholtzer Foundation maintains Ernest Oberholtzer's legacy, including his home and archives on Mallard Island in Rainy Lake. View the collection here.
During the week of June 6-10, I was at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I headed up SEI, a four-day residential workshop for new and emerging librarians interested in digital collections. Attendees gained new skills and knowledge of rights and copyright, metadata for cultural heritage materials, embedded metadata, and digital preservation.