Proposal deadline approaching for joint Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference + Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting
Jul 31, 2020The planning committee has a video message for you about an important approaching deadline. Submit your proposals for the 2020 joint Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference and Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting by August 5th!
Jul 1, 2020
Working on drafting a re-opening plan for your museum or cultural heritage organization? Have questions about what the plan should address? Please join us Monday, July 13th from 1:00-2:00 pm for a roundtable discussion on re-opening plans for museums and similar organizations.
Save the Date: Virtual Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference + Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting
Jun 10, 2020
The Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference and the Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting will be held jointly November 5-6, 2020.
Mar 23, 2020
Join Minitex staff for two new Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) webinars to learn more about the MDL Primary Source Sets and how to get involved as a guest author. Please join us for one or both of these sessions on April 17 and April 24.
Mar 20, 2020
On Friday, March 13th, we held a training event at Minitex for colleagues interested in learning about standardized rights statements and how to apply them. A small but engaged group joined us and together we reviewed the statements from rightsstatements.org and worked through examples from Minnesota Reflections and the University of Minnesota's collections. Our participants found that applying rights statements is often easier than you think!
Mar 18, 2020
The Minnesota Digital Library is excited to share a new contribution to our collection from Carleton College. Carleton has elected to share a collection of 61 weather diaries from their archives. Carleton students, faculty, and staff used the U.S. Army Signal Services Form #101 to record temperature, weather condition, and precipitation amounts for the station located at Carleton's first observatory in 1885. These diaries provide an intersting look at historic weather patterns in Northfield, Minnesota.
Mar 18, 2020
The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new contributing partner - the Minnesota Veterinary Historical Museum. The Veterinary Historical Museum helps to fill a gap in the Minnesota Digital Library regarding animals, veterinarians, and animal care in Minnesota. The Historical Museum has shared 36 photographs of early veterinary practice in Minnesota. The addition of this partner's collections marks our 196th contributing organization!
Mar 18, 2020
The Minnesota Digital Libray is pleased to share new images from the growing Kanabec County Historical Society's collection. Their new contribution focuses on the activities at the various Kanabec County schools, including sport teams such as the basketball teams and baseball teams. Many of these images document the changing look of athletic uniforms and equipment. There are also images of school clubs, including the Home Economics club.
Mar 18, 2020
The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce a new addition to the Northfield Historical Society's growing collection - a new ledger book which documents the city of Northfield's City Council Meeting Minutes from July 1917 through December 1928. This ledger book contains information on city business, decisions made, and general city progress.
Feb 6, 2020
The Norwegian-American Historical Association joins the Minnesota Digital Library as our 195th partner organization! The Historical Association shares photographs of Norwegians in Minnesota as well as images and a sourvenir booklet of the Norse-American Centennial parade that was held in New York City in 1925.