Round 3 of MN Reflections

Help us add collections to Minnesota Reflections

The Minnesota Digital Library will accept applications for digitization projects until March 28, 2008. You may submit your applications anytime before then. Projects are to digitize original photos, negatives, artwork, letters, journals, documents and maps.We spend our grant dollars to do the digitization work. Contributing organizations choose the projects and complete applications. Once our digitization work is complete, the contributors then fill in an Excel spreadsheet with information on each item (metadata work).Any organization that holds historic objects and is interested in doing a project should contact Marian Rengel, Minnesota Digital Library outreach coordinator, very soon to talk over the details. (; 320-308-5625)In Rounds 1 and 2, conducted since August, the MDL committed to digitizing 1,690 photos, 18,770 document pages, and 1,009 maps. These projects, along with transcriptions for many of the documents, will spend 80 percent of our grant dollars. We still have ample funding for large and small projects.Our call for project proposals, which describes what we are looking for this year and which contains the application, is available at

Marian Rengel
Outreach Coordinator
Minnesota Digital Library Coalition
St. Cloud State University
Office (320) 308-5625
Fax (320) 308-4778 (shared)
Visit the Minnesota Digital Library’s collection site at and our home at


23 Things on a Stick is Live!

23 Things on a Stick is Live! It is official! The 23 Things on a Stick: A Library Learning 2.0 Program is now open for registration. Technically, registration is open until February 15th, but why wait? Register today to begin exploring  these 2.0 activities in as little as 15 minutes per day. We guarantee that your confidence level will increase with the accomplishment of each Thing. Be prepared to feel like some of this is play, which is OK! Go now to Have fun exploring,



I will be using this blog as an additional way to get library news out to our Central MN Region. Some items that may have appeared in our quarterly newsletter in the past, will be shared here. On January 21, 2008 we begin 23 Things on a Stick: A Library Learning 2.0 Program. Thing 3 will be about learning how to set up RSS feeds. Subscribing to this blog (top of sidebar on the right) will help you stay up to date on national, statewide, and regional library news. Just be sure to remember to access your feed reader to read your messages, and you’ll stay current and informed.
Welcome aboard!
Patricia Post (patreeziap) 
CMLE Director

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