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Wednesday, March 14 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Minnesota Digital Library: Today and Tomorrow

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This session will explore how the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) has evolved from a small collaborative project into a robust statewide digitization program that partners with almost 200 of Minnesota’s cultural heritage organizations, including museums, county historical societies, archives, colleges, and similar organizations. We will focus this session on our recent innovations and plans for the future. We will provide an overview of the following topics: technological changes and innovations, the establishment of metadata standards and retrospective metadata work, the challenges and opportunities associated with working with our partner organizations, and our pioneering involvement with the Digital Public Library of America. We will also introduce some of our more recent projects, such as the development of our Primary Source Sets project, the Geospatial project, and the MDL Rights project. Attendees will learn more about what we are doing, how they can be involved, and gain information they can take back to their organizations and apply to their workflows.

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Greta Bahnemann

Metadata Coordinator, Minitex
Greta Bahnemann is the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library, a position she has held since 2010. At the Minnesota Digital Library, Greta is responsible for implementing current metadata standards, spearheading  the MDL Primary Source Set program, and implementing... Read More →
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Molly Huber

Minnesota Digital Library Outreach Coordinator, Minitex
Molly Huber joined the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) in 2014, having previously worked at the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She holds a B.A from the University of Massachusetts and an M.A from the University of South Carolina. As MDL's Outreach... Read More →

Wednesday March 14, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Olin-Rice 350