In this half-day workshop, guest presenter Bobby Bothmann will guide you through the basics of MarcEdit and give you enough tools and information to get started making MarcEdit work for you! The workshop will take place on July 18th in Wilson Library on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota, 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The June issue of the Digital Initiatives & Metadata Review features the articles listed below.
- Minitex MarcEdit Basics workshop announced
- Digital Preservation Tools Show and Tell guest webinar series
- Part 1: Identify and Organize Digital Content
- Part 2: Protect and Manage Digital Content
- Making the Case: Influencing Your Funding Future
- The Data Privacy Project: Answers to your patrons' questions about privacy
Digitization & Preservation
- Preconference report: Outreach and Inclusivity in Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories
- 15th MDL Annual Meeting a success!
- New Minnesota Reflections website is faster and mobile-friendly
- New contributions to Minnesota Reflections
- Weavers Guild of Minnesota
- Minnesota State Law Library
Join us on July 19th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for a free Minitex webinar. Learn about tools and programs digital archivists and librarians use to help manage and preserve their organizational digital content. Presenters from the region will demonstrate programs to help you understand the digital content you have, perform batch file renaming and transfer, and share programs to help you manage duplicates. This is part 1 of a 2 part webinar.
There are a few open seats left for Part 2 of the Minitex digital preservation tools show and tell series, which will take place August 9th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Central) File integrity, quality control, and format migrations tools will be discussed and demonstrated. Presenters will show how they use the following tools in their workflow: Exact File, DROID, ImageMagick, Handbrake, and Exiftool.
Moderated by ALA Past President Courtney Young, Making the Case: Influencing Your Funding Future was an especially timely session at this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago. If you haven’t heard of the ALA Fight for Libraries campaign, visit the website to learn more. The panel included experts on making the case for funding support in today’s political climate.
At the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Bonnie Tijerina from Data & Society, and Seeta Pena Gangadharan from New America’s Open Technology Institute, creatively co-presented “The Data Privacy Project – Everything You Thought You Knew (But May Have Had Wrong) About Privacy." Presenters shared the history and partners of the Data Privacy Project as well as outputs, such as the Data Privacy Project Curriculum, which includes a facilitator’s guide, presentation slides, and handouts.
In a June 6 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preconference, presenters from East Carolina University and Columbia University described their efforts and projects to create more community-based and inclusive digital collections.
On Wednesday, May 31st, the 15th MDL Annual Meeting was held at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus. Over 100 people came together to hear a keynote presentation on Umbra Search African American History, a project to facilitate access to African American history through a website and search widget; digitization of over 500,000 items; and creation of workshops and public forums to promote access to culturally diverse collections.
The Minnesota Digital Library has launched a faster, mobile-friendly website for it's primary project, Minnesota Reflections. The new site was announced at the MDL Annual Meeting in St. Paul. Minnesota on May 31. Reflections is a database of 53,967 digitized original materials shared by 190 cultural heritage organizations located across Minnesota.
The Minnesota Digital Library is excited to announce a new addition to the collection of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota. In addition to a series of photographs on weaving show and exhibitions, the contribution also includes Weaving Guild minutes, notes, and correspondence. These materials document the activities of the Guild during World War II as well as the 1950s and 1960s.
The Minnesota State Law Library has added a new book to their collection in Minnesota Reflections. The 1876 edition of "A History of the City of Saint Paul, and of the county of Ramsey, Minnesota" helps to tell the story of the early years in our state's capital. The book includes numerous illustrations of early settlers to the area as well as accounts of their lives and activities. One of the most interesting chapters is Chapter 32 which provides an account of the state's activities during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and the Dakota War of 1862. This volume provides a record of how these events were interpreted and explained during the 1870s and will serve as a a valuable resource for students, teachers, researchers.