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First Fridays: Born digital archives and behind the scenes at the Bell Library
April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
First Fridays: Celebration!
This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections.
“Electronic evolution: The brave new world of born digital archives at the UMN Libraries”
The Archives and Special Collections have been receiving archival collections in electronic formats for years, but it is only in the last five years that we have begun to systematically tackle the challenges of preserving and making these materials accessible. As of 2022, we have a full-time Digital Records Archivist on staff. Learn about the obstacles and opportunities that digital records present from the point of view of archives staff.
“Due Credit: Celebrating people behind the scenes at the Bell Library”
From before its inception, numerous people have worked behind the scenes to facilitate acquisition, access, and promotion of the materials in the James Ford Bell Library. Curators Marguerite Ragnow and Anne Good will share some of the stories of these unsung heroes and the significant contributions they made.
Registration information to come.