IS&T’s Archiving 2016 and Minneapolis’ Past

imaging_org_conf_archiving2IS&T will again be organizing the Archiving 2016 Conference in Washington DC next April. Topics range from creating and managing collections, to technology and standards for digital (e.g. images) objects. The abstract deadline in 4 Oct. 2015. Info. here

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Third Ave. Bridge collection

Case Studies: Conference discussions will also include case studies from large and small institutions and municipalities. A good example of which is the effort to organize and digitize the historical material from the old Minneapolis Municipal Information Library, which closed in 2003.

The project was lead by Josh Schaffer, Minneapolis city records manager. The posted material is thanks in part to students from St. Catherine University’s library and information science program and  the city’s Urban Scholars summer internship program . Here is the article from MPRnews

Unusual Examples from those posted on flickr
– Putting out fires in front of crowds of nuns
– Fire engines full of clowns
– The search for Miss Fire Fighter 1958
and I also recommend checking out the collection of aerial views of the city.

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‘Successful rescue’ is the posted caption, but I was thinking ‘What, me worry’ or ‘Safe as houses’

Photos.  courtesy of City of Minneapolis Archives

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