Registration for the MDL 12th Annual Meeting opens in early May. All MDL participants, partners, and interested professionals are welcome. Dan Cohen's keynote presentation and an update on MDL activities will take place in the morning. In the afternoon, we'll have breakout sessions on Minnesota's collaboration with the Digital Public Library of America, MNopedia, Creative Commons licensing, building a mapping interface to digital collections, digital humanities projects from around Minnesota, and an introduction to the MDL for new attendees. Visit the annual meeting webpage for more information.
The Minnesota Digital Library will hold its 12th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Continuing Education & Conference Center, University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus. We are excited to have as our keynote speaker Dan Cohen, founding executive director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The Minnesota Digital Library is a service hub to the DPLA, one of the initial six hubs to contribute collections to the DPLA. More information will be posted in early spring on the annual meeting webpage.
Learn more about the Digital Public Library of America, an initiative to bring together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums and make them available to the world.
The recording of the November 13 webinar Exploring Minnesota Reflections as a Research Tool for History Day is now available. Marian Rengel (MDL Outreach Coordinator) discussed the content of Minnesota Reflections as a primary source for History Day research, and provided in-depth live demonstrations on how to navigate it effectively and efficiently. Rengel also addressed ideas for applying and incorporating Minnesota Reflections content into student History Day research projects.
We are now accepting applications for Minnesota Reflections Phase 10 digitization projects. The full Call for Projects and the Application Form are available now.
Phase 10 continues our interest in projects that focus on specific topics that will enhance the development and value of Minnesota Reflections. These topics are: World War I (1914-1918), 1918 influenza pandemic, parks in Minnesota, under-represented communities, lost Minnesota, WPA art in Minnesota, the CCC in Minnesota, celebrations, disasters, and older photographic methods.
Phase 10 also continues our general call for projects. Organizations choose photos, documents, maps, and sound recordings from within their collections and within the scope of the Minnesota Reflections project.