Registration Open for 2020 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference + MDL Annual Meeting

We’re pleased to announce registration is now open for the joint Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC20) and the Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting (#mndiglib2020) on November 5-6, 2020. Registration is free for this all-virtual conference.

Join us for 18 breakout sessions over two days on topics such as digital collection building during the pandemic, creating indigenous digital collections, building collaborative and inclusive workflows, and more. Concurrent sessions will be recorded and made available to registered individuals, so you don’t have to miss any of it! 
Keynote and Plenary Sessions
The keynote and plenary session speakers will be shared soon on the conference event webpage. The conference theme is cross-pollination, to connect colleagues, share projects, and learn from each other across physical, institutional, and other boundaries.

On November 5th, the keynote will focus on how to better integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into our work and within our organizations. The plenary session on November 6th will address the emerging practice of building new digital collections that reflect current social and political events. These “in the now” digital projects, including those that document the pandemic and anti-racism work, will have far-reaching implications for our professional practice.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference this fall!

– Beth Goodrich ( on behalf of the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference and MDL Annual Meeting 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 staff, along with a regional planning committee, are the primary organizers of the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference. 

More About the Minnesota Digital Library
The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) supports discovery and education through access to unique digital collections shared by cultural heritage organizations from across the state of Minnesota. Our contributors include more than 195 libraries, historical societies, museums, and archives. Each year, MDL offers a conference at which MDL participants, partners, and interested professionals gather to learn about the MDL, what the collaborative is currently doing, and to attend sessions on a variety of topics such as best practices (scanning, preservation, metadata), teaching approaches, sharing MDL projects, technical skills, and more.