Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference!



Join us in Minneapolis in August for the first-ever Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference!

This event will bring together a wide range of professionals engaged in creating and curating digital collections across the Upper Midwest and beyond, including academic librarians, public librarians, archivists, museum curators, historians and more. The two-day conference, jointly organized by Minitex and WiLS and sponsored by OCLC, will include a Northern CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting on August 18 followed by a more general “All Things Digital” day on August 19.

Dates and Location
Monday, August 18, 2014
8:30am - 4:30pm

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
8:30am - 4:15pm

Schulze Hall, 1000 La Salle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN. 55403

Day 1 Cost: No registration fee
Day 2 Cost: $45.00
Twitter hashtag: #allthingsdigital14
Registration deadline: August 8, 2014

Register now!
Day One: Northern CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting
·  Keynote from Matthew Butler of the University of Iowa’s DIY History crowdsourcing initiative
·  CONTENTdm update and Q&A with Christian Sarason, CONTENTdm Product Manager
·  Six breakout sessions from CONTENTdm users on website customizations, legacy metadata, tab-delimited spreadsheets and providing access to maps and postcards in CONTENTdm
·  Subject-specific “birds of a feather” dinners with like-minded colleagues at downtown Minneapolis restaurants

Day Two: All Things Digital
·  Keynote from the New York Public Library Labs’ Matthew Miller
·  Twelve breakout sessions from digital content practitioners, including:
o Building and marketing institutional repositories
o Understanding linked data
o The Linked Jazz Project from NYPL Labs
o Creating interactive timelines
o Managing research data and born-digital content
o Digitizing maps, music and local history collections
o A Digital Public Library of America update

For a full agenda, visit http://www.minitex.umn.edu/UMDCC
Hotel
We have arranged group rates with two downtown Minneapolis hotels near the conference site. Book by Friday July 18th to receive the group discount! Visit the conference website for more information: http://www.wils.org/news-events/wilsevents/umdcc/hotel
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Kevin Driedger
Librarian for Conservation and Digitization
Library of Michigan
P.O. Box 30007
702 W. Kalamazoo
Lansing, MI 48913
517-373-9440

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