Friday, September 20 • 9:15am - 10:05am
Preserving the now: is our library history headed towards a digital graveyard?

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Minnesota libraries have a rich history of the development of new programs and services. Pre-Internet, library staff published information about new endeavors in print journals and newsletters, which later become a part of our collections. Increasingly, today's communications about programs and services are only publicized via email, online newsletters, or on our websites with no guarantee that the information will be preserved for future researchers. Join us (MLA and Minitex staff) for a discussion of how we can begin the work to save the history of our libraries. What tools, resources, and training can we develop collaboratively that will allow us to archive our born-digital documents, statistics, and announcements? Members of the MLA digital preservation task force will also share the results of their work.

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Carol Nelson

Resource Sharing Manager, University of Minnesota/ Minitex
Carol Nelson has been working in Minitex Resource Sharing for over 30 years. Her current responsibilities include managing the University of Minnesota’s ILL Lending division (Documents to U), electronic delivery, and the Resource Sharing website.
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Sara Ring

Continuing Education Librarian, Minitex
Sara Ring is Continuing Education Librarian at Minitex. She also serves on the MLA LegWork Committee (Legislative Activities Committee) and leads the virtual legislative week activities each year.

Friday September 20, 2019 9:15am - 10:05am
Owatonna 3

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