It is back to school season! Whether you are an academic librarian gearing up for the semester or a public librarian celebrating the end of a successful summer reading program, we invite you to join us for a tour of the Textile Center’s Pat O’Connor Library on Friday, September 14, 2018 followed by a chance to reconnect with colleagues at the nearby Surly Destination Brewery.
4:45 pm – Meet at the Pat O’Connor Library for a talk and tour with librarian Nancy Mambi
5:45 pm – Walk/Bike/Drive over to Surly
6 pm – Meet at Surly for social time
Pat O’Connor Library
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
- Parking is available in the lot behind the Textile Center, entrance at Arthur Ave and Sidney Place.
- Parking is also available at 3018 University Ave SE, just 2 doors east of Textile Center. Look for the green signs!
- $3 parking is located at the surface lot at: 2813 4th Street SE, Minneapolis 55414
- Metro Transit Green Line – the Textile Center is a two minute walk from the Prospect Park station
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
- Digital humanities
- Ideas and/or tools for getting started
- 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)
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
- 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
), 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