Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Minnesota Digital Library: 10th Annual Meeting

This would be of possible interest to anyone wishing to learn more about digital archiving projects/collections. Also a good networking opportunity. And at $25, a pretty good deal as well. 

Date & Location

Monday, June 18, 2012
8:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Continuing Education & Conference Center
University of Minnesota – St. Paul Campus
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

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Meeting Agenda

8:45 AM – 9:15 AMRegistration (continental breakfast)
9:15 AM – 9:30 AMWelcome

Presenter: Carla Dewey Urban, Minitex
9:30 AM – 10:30 AMKeynote Address

Keynote Speaker: Rachel Frick, Co-Chair, Content and Scope Workstream of the DPLA; Director, Digital Library Federation
Introduction: John Butler, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

A leader in the Digital Public Library of America, Rachel Frick will discuss the concepts, issues, and collaborations that are forming the vision of the DPLA, an initiative to make the cultural and scientific records being digitized across the country available to all. Frick, co-chair of the content and scope workstream of the DPLA, and director of the Digital Library Federation Program at the Council on Library and Information Resources, will share the early stories and recent developments of this initiative. She is interested in getting to know the people and groups that have come together to form the Minnesota Digital Library and to learn from their success.
10:30 AM – 10:45 AMBreak (refreshments)
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMMinnesota Digital Library Update

Presenters: Carla Dewey Urban, Minitex; Marian Rengel, MDL; John Butler, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Greta Bahnemann, MDL, Jason Roy, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Jennifer Jones, Minnesota Historical Society; Sara Ring, Minitex
Moderator: Keith Ewing, St. Cloud State University

Hear updates about ongoing and future projects of the Minnesota Digital Library from a variety of MDL representatives. Topics will include governance changes; new content in Minnesota Reflections and a content analysis study; Minnesota Reflections metadata in WorldCat; an MDL digital preservation update; and an update about the Minnesota Historical Society newspapers project. We have allowed extra time to hear your suggestions and have a discussion.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLunch (buffet)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
(3 concurrent sessions)
The Potential for Regional Collaboration: North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin Projects

Presenters: Sharon Kilzer, Theodore Roosevelt Center Project Manager; Danielle Loftus and Dan Daily, The University of South Dakota and the Digital Library of South Dakota; Emily Pfotenhauer, Wisconsin Heritage Online
Moderator: Tom Steman, St. Cloud State University

Representatives from digital library projects in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin – Minnesota's neighbors! – will join us to share their projects, their visions, and their challenges in this regional session. Learn how the Theodore Roosevelt Center, the Digital Library of South Dakota, and Wisconsin Heritage Online are working towards the goal they share with the MDL of making valuable resources available to the people of their states and beyond. 

Minnesota Reflections Panel

Presenters: Greta Bahnemann, MDL; Janet Christensen, Minnesota Historical Society; Jennifer Claybourne-Torkelson, Digital Collections Unit, University of Minnesota; Marian Rengel, MDL
Moderator: Jason Roy, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

The team members responsible for the day-to-day work of developing Minnesota Reflections will answer your questions about digitization projects with the Minnesota Digital Library. From outreach and project development (Marian Rengel), to scanning processes (Jennifer Claybourne-Torkelson and Janet Christensen), to metadata (Greta Bahnemann), the team will share their insights, then turn the session over to you to ask your questions and hear your ideas. Jason Roy, moderator, will join the team, helping to answer broad vision, mission, and future initiative questions. 

Two Opportunities: Omeka and New Media Consortium's New Horizons Reports

Presenter: Scott Sayre, MDL Consultant, Sandbox Studios and New Media Consortium
Moderator: Keith Ewing, St. Cloud State University

Scott Sayre, who has been involved with the Minnesota Digital Library since its beginnings, advises the MDL Management Team, and is a principle partner in Sandbox Studios and incoming chair of the board of the New Media Consortium, will share ideas for using the Omeka open-source authoring software to create online displays for museum collections and will share an update on the Horizon reports, including new ones for the K-12 and library communities. Join Scott as he brings new ideas to the forefront of the development of the MDL.
2:00 PM – 2:15 PMBreak (refreshments and snacks)
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
(3 concurrent sessions)
Working with CONTENTdm: A Mini User Group

Presenters: Brooke Roegge, MN Department of Employment and Economic Development; Deborah Kloiber, St. Catherine University Library; and other presenters TBA
Moderators: Sara Ring, Minitex; Daardi Sizemore, Minnesota State University Mankato

Using the digital collection management software CONTENTdm can be rewarding and challenging at the same time. During this session we will hear from individuals who are currently working with CONTENTdm at their institutions and how they handle the good and the bad. This session is intended to be interactive, so following the moderator guided questions, there will be a chance for audience questions and response. This session is geared towards current CONTENTdm users, but is open to others who are considering using CONTENTdm. 

Users, Minnesota Reflections, and the Whole Puzzle of Spreading the Word

Presenters: Representatives of contributing organizations
Moderator: Marian Rengel, MDL Outreach Coordinator

Minnesota Reflections passed a hallmark in April 2012; it grew to more than 105,000 objects. At the same time, the MDL is working hard to help students and the general public learn about Minnesota Reflections. This session will be a round-table discussion that starts with a statistical analysis of user data by Marian Rengel, MDL Outreach Coordinator. Participating organizations who sign up for the session will be invited (in advance of the meeting) to highlight their collections and share information on how they work to get their digital collections into the hands of the people of Minnesota. 

Preserving State Government Digital Information: An MHS NDIIPP Project

Presenter: Carol Kussman, Minnesota Historical Society
Moderator: John Butler, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

The Minnesota Historical Society was the lead partner in one of the four National Digital Information and Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP) state initiative grants from 2008-2011. In this session, Carol Kussman, MHS, who was also part of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Outreach & Education program, will define digital preservation, present some of the challenges of preserving digital content, and discuss how the MN NDIIPP project explored digital preservation, access to, and authentication of digital records.


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