Announcing the 3rd Annual Minnesota Archives Symposium

3rd Annual Minnesota Archives Symposium

Inviting Interaction: Building Digital Access and
Connections in Archives & Special Collections.

Join the Hennepin County Library Special Collections and the Twin Cities Archives Round Table (TCART) on Friday, October 24, 2014 for the third annual Minnesota Archives Symposium. This year’s theme is Inviting Interaction: Building Digital Access and Connections in Archives & Special Collections. Attend the Symposium to meet with your peers and learn what methods archivists, librarians, curators, and other information management professionals are using to advocate and make connections with others, both within their institution and with the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Schedule of Events (for detailed session descriptions and full schedule see page 2)

12:15-12:45 pm Optional HCL Preservation Lab Tour with Frank Hurley (Hennepin County Library’s Preservation Technician) (must pre-register; limit 20)
12:45-1:00 pm TCART Sponsored Pre-Symposium Coffee & Mingle Break
1:00-1:15 pm: Introduction to the Symposium
1:15-2:15 pm Session One: Promoting archives by creating digital collections using Islandora, with Alexander Kent, Linda Richter, and Pam Sukalski
2:15-2:45 pm TCART Sponsored Coffee & Mingle Break & Optional HCL Preservation Lab Tour with Frank Hurley (Hennepin County Library’s Preservation Technician) (must pre-register; limit 20)
2:45-3:45 pm Session Two: Digital Arts Sciences + Humanities (DASH) and the Archives with Justin Schell.
3:45-4:00 pm TCART Sponsored Coffee & Mingle Break
4:00-5:00 pm Session Three: Digital Tools and Access to Collections with Tom Steman

Location and Time:
The Minnesota Archives Symposium will be held in Doty Board Room, 2nd level at Minneapolis Central Library (300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN) from 1:00 to 5:00 PM on Friday, October 24.

Online registration is now closed.  However, you may still register in person at the Symposium.

Questions?
Please contact TCART at tcartmn@gmail.com or Ted Hathaway (ehathaway@hclib.org) for questions and information.

Minnesota Archives Symposium Full Schedule

Pre-Symposium Schedule
12:15-12:45 pm Optional HCL Preservation Lab Tour with Frank Hurley (Hennepin County Library’s Preservation Technician) must pre-register; limit 20)
12:45-1:00 pm TCART Sponsored Pre-Symposium Coffee & Mingle Break

Symposium Schedule
1:00-1:15 pm : Introduction to the Symposium

1:15-2:15 pm Session One: Promoting archives by creating digital collections with Islandora
In 2013, Southwest Minnesota State University and Minneapolis College of Art and Design joined PALS as implementation partners for the Islandora Digital Repository Project. This implementation was a key opportunity to test the true viability of Islandora, and it gave our partners the chance to digitize materials. PALS provides the following Islandora services: hosting the Islandora server and applications, planning and metadata assistance, creating customized ingest forms, and training and support. Through a demonstration of Islandora, we will highlight some of the features and show the flexibility and customizations possible in the user interface. We will also include a discussion of the projects, challenges, lessons learned, and successes.
Alexander Kent, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Linda Richter, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Pam Sukalski, Southwest Minnesota State University

2:15-2:45 pm TCART Sponsored Coffee & Mingle Break & Optional HCL Preservation Lab Tour with Frank Hurley (Hennepin County Library’s Preservation Technician)(must pre-register; limit 20)

2:45-3:45 pm  Session Two: Digital Arts Sciences + Humanities (DASH) and the Archives
A number of projects with the University of Minnesota Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections (ASC) department engage with emerging tools and methods of research and presentation. The Digital Arts Sciences + Humanities (DASH), which focuses on tools like crowdsourcing, mapping, data visualization, 3D printing, allows collaborations between DASH and ASC curators to bring new dimensions to these collections, as well as offer different avenues of access to researchers interested in using these collections. The presentation will offer concrete examples of how to develop digital projects using primarily open source tools.
Justin Schell, University of Minnesota Libraries

3:45-4:00 pm TCART Sponsored Coffee & Mingle Break

4:00-5:00 pm Session Three: Digital Tools and Access to Collections
Tom Steman discusses web-based tools that enhance the accessibility of digital objects, as well as information, held in archives. One tool, Timeline JS, is an open source tool that provides an easy and appealing way to present information in a timeline format. The other, HistoryPin, is being used by organizations to contrast past images of specific locations with their current appearance.

Tom Steman, St. Cloud State University
 

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