Thursday, May 10, 2007

Minnesota Reflections: the Digitization Project of the Minnesota Digital Library

Presented by Keith Ewing from Saint Cloud State University at the Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium May 2007

Minnesota Digital Library Project
is a collaboration of the University of Minnesota libraries, Minitex, and the Minnesota Historical Society which brings together historic images from museums, libraries, and historical societies from around the state to create the image database, Minnesota Reflections. Minitex oversees the management of the project, while the U of M provides the scanner and server space. The local organization keeps the image and provides the metadata for indexing. This database of images includes 32 historical societies, 12 academic libraries, 10 special libraries, and 3 public libraries so far. SPPL has just begun collaborating on this project and materials from the St. Paul collection are being considered for the digital collection.


No comments: