Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meetings

Minnesota Digital Library 12th Annual Meeting (2014)

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 MDL Update followed, along with six afternoon breakout sessions on a variety of topics.

Minnesota Digital Library 11th Annual Meeting (2013)

Over 120 staff from libraries, archives, historical societies, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions attended the Minnesota Digital Library's 11th Annual Meeting on June 4, 2013. Michael Mouw gave the keynote presentation on the topic of digital storytelling and members of the Minnesota Digital Library Management Team gave an update on activities. The afternoon offered six breakout sessions on digital storytelling, digital preservation, Minnesota and the Digital Public Library of America, using tablets for museum tours, building connections with social media, and free and easy tools to create timelines (Timeline JS) and other visualizations of digital content (Viewshare and HistoryPin).

Minnesota Digital Library 10th Annual Meeting (2012)

The 10th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) was held on June 18, 2012. The keynote presentation was given by Rachel Frick on the topic of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) initiative. Along with the Minnesota Digital Library Update session, attendees had a choice of attending 6 different break-out sessions. Topics included regional collaboration between North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin; A Minnesota Reflections panel; Omeka and New Media Consortium's New Horizons Reports; A CONTENTdm Mini User Group meeting; Spreading the word about Minnesota Reflections; and preserving state government digital information.

Minnesota Digital Library 9th Annual Meeting (2011)

More than 150 staff from libraries and cultural heritage institutions attended the full-day 9th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL), which was held on June 6, 2011. Topics discussed included the MDL digital preservation project, planning different types of Minnesota Reflections projects, new teacher guides for Minnesota Reflections, copyright, metadata, and moving newspaper access online.