SEI 2017!

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute, many of whom are joining us for the first time! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2017 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned.
We’re happy to introduce Greta Bahnemann, Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library, a position she has held since 2010. Greta will be leading the Metadata for Cultural Heritage Materials workshop.Plan for the variety of original materials in a digital project, and their associated multimedia digital formats. This session will delve into creating and managing technical, descriptive and administrative metadata, selecting appropriate metadata schemas, crosswalking, and metadata cleanup. Come with questions, leave with answers!


Greta Bahneman

Did you know?

The Minnesota Digital Library’s contributors include libraries, historical societies, museums, and archives, and also provides education and training opportunities concerning digitization best practices, metadata for digital collections, and digital preservation! Minnesota Reflections is the initial project of the MDL, begun in 2003, and now includes digital content from more than 186 participating organizations from across the state. Collaborative digitization has included over 280,000 items, including photographs, postcards, maps, documents, letters, and oral histories. These materials are available online in a free searchable database.

Greta is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for Minnesota Reflections, and has spearheaded a number of innovative projects with the Minnesota Digital Library, including integration as a service and content hub for DPLA and implementation of new Geospatial metadata standards!Check out the MDL Section of Minitiex News to stay up-to-date with all of the cool things happening with the Minnesota Digital Library and Minnesota Reflections!And Register for SEI to benefit from her knowledge directly!

6 weeks from today SEI will be happening! If you’d like to bunk in the dorms at $53 per night, those arrangements will need to be made by next Friday, May 5. If you’d like to book a room at the Franklin inn, the block group rate of $165 per night can be secured until May 12th. There are a limited number of rooms at that price. An email will be sent to all registered attendees with the booking code.

Read all about SEI at where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registering,accommodations, curriculum and much more.

In its 14th year as a joint program between the  Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2107 will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from June 6-9, 2017.

SEI provides both new and more experienced professionals the opportunity to stay current in the rapidly changing fields of digitization, project management, fair use and copyright, metadata, and digital asset management, as well as significant networking opportunities. As a 2015 SEI graduate noted, “The curriculum was excellent in scope, striking a balance between detailed, practical exploration of relevant skills & tools, and putting these in the context of broader issues in visual resources/arts librarianship.”

SEI 2017 is filling up. Register soon!

Contact the SEI co-chairs Jesse Henderson or Nicole Finzer with any questions and

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See you in North Carolina!


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