First Fridays Series, Objects of Desire
Whether the desire to possess a rare book, a longing for a home to call one’s own, or the pursuit of an organization’s mission, the Archives and Special Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries brings the stories to life in this year’s First Fridays presentations.
All events at noon, 120 Andersen Library.
Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Join us for two presentations at the October 4, 2013 First Fridays.
1) Collection to Go! Digital Resources and Public Engagement
Over the past five years, the Goldstein Museum of Design has expanded collection access for the University and beyond in answer to a burning question posed by decades of supporters – what objects are behind those store room doors and how can we get to them? Hear the story of the development of GMD’s digital database of the museum’s 30,000 piece collection and the creative ideas users have for this new resource.
2) Reflecting Minnesota in Digital Objects
Jennifer Claybourne Torkelson, Digital Projects Assistant in the Digital Library Services Department will provide an overview of the technology and workflow used to create digital collections. Greta Bahnemann, Metadata Coordinator for the Minnesota Digital Library, will discuss her work in fostering collaboration and the MDL’s efforts in building an aggregated collection of photographs, images, maps and journals from more than 150 different contributing organizations across the state of Minnesota.
This series of intellectually stimulating talks is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections.