ARLIS/NA - Twin Cities

A local chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

Spring 2018 Meeting – Please RSVP!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 30 for our Spring 2018 meeting!

Direct link to RSVP form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdu1GgodynsbPG-7jXnnLY584Akayv-l7JtqhKK0hx33AGg9Q/viewform

ARLIS/NA-Twin Cities Spring Meeting Agenda
Minnesota History Center, Fraternal Congress Classroom (off the Library Lobby)
Friday, June 1, 2018

9-9:30 am Light refreshments and networking

9:30-10:15 am Business Meeting

Break  (15  min.)

10:30 – A talk and tour with Lori Williamson, MNHS Collections
“Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of our rarely seen, state-of-the-art collection storage areas. We will visit the Library, Archives Storage, Artifact Storage, Art Storage, as well as a Conservation Lab. At each stop we will see unique examples from the Collection. Think of it as a sneak peek into Minnesota’s (very clean) attic!”

12 pm – Walk (or bike) to lunch at Afro Deli, downtown St. Paul

The parking lot at the Minnesota History Center is available to building visitors, members, and the general public when spaces are available. Enter off of Kellogg Boulevard.

Daily parking is $6. Members receive a discounted rate when they show their card. Event rates may apply for special programs or when events occur downtown.

Limited handicapped parking is available free of charge (with permit) at the parking meters when you pull into the History Center drive. Additional handicapped parking is available for a fee in our parking lot.

Bike parking is available at bike racks outside the front entrance.

Visit http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/directions for more information on parking, directions, public transportation and an overall museum site map.

We invite you to share this with interested colleagues, whether they are currently members or not.

Looking forward to seeing you all,

Your ARLIS/NA-TC Chapter Officers

Ginny Moran, Chair

Beth Goodrich, Vice-chair

John Lyon, Secretary/Treasurer
Bailey Diers, Past Chair

Call for Proposals for 3rd Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference

The 3rd Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC18) will be held on November 8th-9th, 2018 at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Call for Proposals

You can help make this a great conference! Consider sharing your experience and expertise by submitting a program proposal for a session, workshop, or lightning presentation. The planning committee has created a list of potential topics of interest, but proposals on all relevant topics are welcome. The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, June 13, 2018.

Submit your proposal here: https://z.umn.edu/3gow

Suggested Topics
  • Digital humanities
    • Ideas and/or tools for getting started
    • Projects
  • Collections as data movement
  • Outreach and marketing of digital collections
  • Copyright in digital collections
  • Implementing DPLA rights statements
  • Digital library platform development
  • Digital storytelling (e.g. exhibits, primary source sets)
  • Using digital collections in the classroom
  • Linked data digital collection projects
  • Wikimedia and digital collections
  • Digital collection building with communities
  • Creating new audio projects (e.g. oral histories, podcasts)
  • Revitalizing digital collections (e.g. partner engagement, metadata reconciliation, or other projects to revive dormant digital collections)

Suggested Tracks

We’re considering offering specific tracks at this year’s conference. You can indicate on the form if your proposal fits under any of these tracks:

  • Digital collections and the solo librarian/staff person
  • CONTENTdm
  • Other tracks to be determined as dictated by conference proposals

We strongly encourage presenters from all backgrounds, staff/student roles, and organizations to submit proposals and contribute to a diverse conference that will appeal to staff working with digital collections from all types of cultural heritage organizations. The planning committee will review submissions based on the quality of the written proposal, knowledge about the topic submitted, and how the proposal relates to the goals of the conference and suggested topics.

Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you!


– Sara Ring (ring0089@umn.edu), on behalf of the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference planning committee
More About the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference

The UMDCC provides opportunities for digital collections creators and curators in the region and beyond to network, share best practices, participate in hands-on workshops, and learn from leaders in digital cultural heritage.

Minitex, along with a regional planning committee, are the primary organizers of the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference. In addition, St. Catherine University Library is the local host and is donating staff time and planning support for this event. Visit the conference website for more information: http://z.umn.edu/umdcc18

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