2017 is fast approaching! And the Minnesota Digital Library has calendars available to get you through the new year. You can place a calendar order on the Minitex website and have them delivered. Get yours today!
The December issue of the Digital Initiatives & Metadata Review features the following articles:
- Seasons greetings: A winter montage from Minnesota Reflections
- MDL 2017 calendars available
Cataloging & Metadata
- Highlights from ALCTS webinar: Modeling and Encoding Serials in BIBFRAME
- Highlights from ALCTS webinar: Linked Data Cataloging Workflows
Digitization & Preservation
- Measuring impact of digital collections: A trove of community resources
- New Primary Source Set just added to Minnesota Digital Library
- New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: St. Paul Public Library
- New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Conservation Corp Minnesota & Iowa
Modeling and Encoding Serials in BIBFRAME is the 5th webinar in the From MARC to BIBFRAME series, presented by Gloria Gonzalez (Zepheira), and offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The presenter covered recent efforts to map serials to BIBFRAME, issues that serials catalogers encounter using BIBFRAME, possible models for MARC to BIBFRAME serials conversion, tools for cataloging serials in a BIBFRAME environment, and how to get involved.
Linked Data Cataloging Workflows is the sixth and final webinar in the From MARC to BIBFRAME series, presented by Xiaoli Li, and offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The presenter covered the following topics: Background on the BIBFLOW project, cataloging workflows with BIBFRAME, and skills and training.
If you have a digital collection at your organization and are thinking about any type of assessment, I encourage you to look at the good work of the Digital Library Federation’s Digital Assessment Interest Group. Formed in 2014, this interest group is looking at how to measure impact of digital collections, develop areas of commonality, and discuss how to best collect, analyze, and share information.
A new addition has been made to the Minnesota Digital Library’s Primary Source Set collection —Natural Disasters in Minnesota. This primary source set includes documentation of devastating tornadoes in Sauk Rapids and Rochester in the late nineteenth century, the Armistice Day Blizzard of 1940, the Cloquet and Moose Lake Fires of 1918, and major flooding on the Minnesota River.
We are so pleased to announce a new addition to the St. Paul Public Library's collection in Minnesota Reflections. The new addition includes seven volumes of the Proceeedings of the city of St. Paul's Common Council for the years 1859 - 1866.
The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new contributing organization to Minnesota Reflections - the Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa.