Phase 11 is now open! Applications and more information are available at the Phase 11 webpage.
Over 150 staff attended the Minnesota Digital Library's 12th Annual Meeting on June 3, 2014. Keynote speaker Dan Cohen (Founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America), discussed the state of the DPLA following its recent first birthday and talked about the remaining work for this young organization and its many partners across the United States, including the Minnesota Digital Library. An update on MDL activities followed, along with six afternoon breakout sessions on a variety of topics. Visit the archived meeting page for more information.
The Minnesota Digital Library, managed by Minitex, has received a $100,000 grant from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will enable us to launch a Public Library Partnership Project (PLPP) to help public libraries in Minnesota digitize collections and to train staff in e-content creation skills.
Public libraries in Minnesota are invited to participate in this exciting opportunity. The grant will pay for digital skills training, assistance with historic content selection, digitization and metadata creation, and an introduction to online exhibit creation. For more information, visit the PLPP webpage.