Minitex is now located in a beautiful, newly designed office space in Wilson Library, and we are eager to share it with our community. We cordially invite University of Minnesota Libraries staff and the broader library community to an open house on September 8.
The August issue of the Digital Initiatives & Metadata Review includes an invitation to visit us in our new office space, articles about where and when you can see us at fall library conferences in the region, new content in Minnesota Reflections, and a new Primary Source Set about Whaleback Boats on the Great Lakes.
Several Minitex staff will be traveling to Chamberlain, South Dakota to attend the South Dakota Library Association conference, September 27-29th. Stop by the Minitex booth, or attend one of our presentations "Preservation Day at the Library: A How-To Guide," and "Tranforming the Cataloging Landscape: A Minitex Update."
The Digital Initiatives & Metadata Education (DIME) staff will be presenting and staffing the Minitex booth and the Minnesota Digital Library professional table at the MLA Annual Conference, October 5-6, 2017. We're presenting "Radical all along: A historical look at Minnesota librarianship," Digital Preservation Day at the Library," and "Mapping the State: Place-based Discovery in Minnesota Reflections."
Come see Lizzy Baus of DIME present at the North Dakota Library Association Annual Conference in Grand Forks, ND!
The Minnesota Digital Library is excited to announce the addition of a series of 14 panoramic photographs into the Minnesota State University, Mankato collection in Minnesota Reflections. These images capture class portraits during the years when the school was known as the Mankato State Teachers College. The rise of panoramic photographs during the late 19th and early 20th centuries is due to the advent and widespread availability of several different panoramic cameras including the Wonder Panoramic Camera (1889), Stereo Cyclographe (1894), the Al-Vista (1898), the Kodak Panoram (1899), the Periphote (1900), and the Cirkut Camera (1904).
The newest Primary Source Set documents the history of Whaleback Boats on the Great Lakes. It recounts the history of the whaleback boat including information on the designer and builder, as well as information on the uses of whaleback boats, its design flaws, and the whaleback's appearance at the Chicago World Fair in 1893.