Sep 13, 2018
The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce an additional contribution to the Kanabec County Historical Society's colleciton in Minnesota Reflections. This new contribution increases the Kanabec County Historical Society's collection by more than 30%. Included in their recent project are images of agriculture, Kanabec County's contribution to the World War I war effort, and county and city government.
Aug 28, 2018
The Minitex office (and the University of Minnesota) will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day.
We will reopen on Tuesday, September 4.
May 16, 2018
I recently attended and presented at two Minnesota Library Association's division conferences: the Public Libraries Division (PLD) Day on April 13 and the Academic and Research Libraries Division (ARLD) Day on April 27. At each of these conferences I presented on the work I have been doing with the Minnesota Reflections Primary Source Sets. I included an overview of the project, current titles, and introduced ways people can get involved in the project.
Apr 23, 2018
I am pleased to share the important work MDL recently completed in conjunction with a contractor at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Lindsey Geyer's recent project addressed the name change from Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska, and now the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's records reflect that change. Here is Lindsey's account of this project.
Feb 23, 2018
The new year is well on its way, and Phase 14 of Minnesota Reflections is more than halfway over. Have a project that you think would be great for Reflections? There is still time to apply! We are accepting projects on a wide variety of topics related to Minnesota and its cultural heritage in a broad range of media, so you are likely to have something that would be a good fit. We look forward to hearing from you!
Feb 20, 2018
The staff of the Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce the rollout of several important updates to the Minnesota Reflections website. The online interface now features faster searches, the ability to download high resolution images, and the ability to view images in full screen. There is also a new viewer for displaying and searching the full text of multiple page documents (such as books, programs, catalogs, etc.).
Feb 20, 2018
A new version of the Minnesota Reflections Metadata Guidelines in now available. Version 5.0 of the Guidelines contains a number of new features and enhancements, including a rework of the overall design, 6 new tables, and updated list of Physical Format terms, field name changes, and an updated Table of Contents.
Jan 22, 2018
Happy 2018 from the Minnesota Digital Library! Start your year off right with one of our 2018 calendars, which feature selected images shared with Minnesota Reflections by our generous contributors from around the state. To get yours, go to the Minitex website and place an order for one or more. Pick some up before they are gone!
Dec 19, 2017
The following web-based services will be unavailable January 6-7 due to maintenance of the University of Minnesota's primary data center: ELM, Minnesota Reflections, MyLibrary Portal, Shop Minitex, and the main Minitex website. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Jul 19, 2017
Two new items from the Hennepin History Museum help to document and tell the story of the African American experience in Minnesota. The first item is a letter written to the Reverend Marion D. Shutter, the minister at the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Minneapolis from Booker T. Washington (1856-1915). The second document is a bill of sale for a slave named London. These items were digitized with the intention that they would be discoverable through the Umbra Search African American History resource. Umbra Search makes African American history more broadly accessible through a freely available widget and search tool. Umbra Search brings together more than 500,000 digitized materials from over 1,000 different libraries and archives across the country.