We are now accepting applications for Phase 15 of the Minnesota Reflections project! As in past phases, we are looking for materials in, of, or about Minnesota and Minnesotans and we accept many types of formats, such as images, text, audio, and video. New this year is the opportunity to submit materials to be used in a Primary Source Set, our topic-focused initiative for students, teachers, and general researchers.
If you're heading to any of these conferences in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota, look for the following presentations by Minitex Digital Initiatives and Metadata Education (DIME) staff. See you there!
The 2018 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC18) will be held on November 8-9th at St. Catherine University campus, St. Paul, Minnesota. The planning committee is working hard to finalize a great program and plans to open registration after Labor Day. In the meantime, here is more information about the program and cost to attend.
We’re excited to announce that Abigail Potter from Digital Innovation Labs at the Library of Congress will be the keynote speaker for the 3rd Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference, to be held on November 8th-9th, 2018 at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota.
As mentioned in the report description "email is an increasingly important part of the historical record, yet it is particularly difficult to preserve, putting future access to this vast resource at risk." The Future of Email Archives: A Report from the Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives delves into what makes archiving email complex and presents several potential solutions with sample workflows.
This past May, the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) held its first two regional meetings, one in the southern half of the state (St. Peter), and one in the northern half (Duluth). Both meetings were well-attended, and participants engaged in a full day of presentations, planning, and interactive discussion time, with lots of variety in structure and format.