New this year! We added half day workshops to the program for the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference, taking place at St. Ambrose University, Davenport Iowa, August 9-11, 2016. Topics include copyright and related issues in digital content, making oral histories more discoverable, and useful tools for managing born-digital content. Visit the registration webpage for the full conference program details. Registration ends July 29.
The July issue of the Digital Initiatives & Metadata Review features the following articles:
- Workshops offered at the 2016 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference
- Recording available for "New and next: A review of BIBFRAME updates from NISO and ALA"
- The Libraries Transform Campaign
Digitization & Preservation
- New contributions to Minnesota Reflections
- Wyoming Historical Society
- Ely-Winton Historical Society
- Hmong Cultural Center
- Minnesota Digital Library co-presents with Queens Public Library and Metropolitan New York Library Council at ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL
At a recent webinar, Lizzy Baus summarized new information about BIBFRAME and library linked data projects gleaned from sessions at the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference and a recent NISO virtual conference. You can watch the recording for free here.
“Because 5 out of 5 doctors agree reading aloud to children supports brain development.” If you have seen one of these "because" statements out there in the wild, then you're likely familiar with the Libraries Transform campaign. At the 2016 ALA Annual Conference, I heard a few updates about the Libraries Transform public awareness campaign that I wanted to share.
New Minnesota Reflections contributor Wyoming Historical Society have added a series of early school blueprints that document the planning and construction of an early school in the Wyoming, Minnesota area.
Historic postcards from the Ely-Winton Historical Society have been added to Minnesota Reflections. These postcards capture historic events and people in and around Ely and Winton in far northern St. Louis County. The addition of these materials from Minnesota's Arrowhead country helps fill a gap in Minnesota Reflections.
22 new Hmong language materials have recently been added to the Hmong Cultural Center's collection in Minnesota Reflections. These materials reflect the first of its kind in Minnesota Reflections, and we are excited to introduce a new language to Minnesota Reflections!
Molly Huber and Jolie Graybill from Minitex co-presented with Natalie Milbrodt, Queens Public Library and Caroline Catchpole, Metropolitan New York Library Council at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, “From Macro to Micro: How Small-Scale Digitization can Make a Big Difference”.