The joint Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC20) and the Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting (#mndiglib2020) was held virtually November 5-6, 2020. Our two conferences share the same goals of providing an opportunity to connect with colleagues, share projects, and learn from each other, with the added benefit of cross-pollination between two different groups with many affinities.
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Friday, November 6 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Digital Projects Showcase

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Digital Projects Showcase
Hear from 3 different organizations as they highlight their unique digital projects. Presenters will discuss digitizing a student archive collection, building a sustainable digital collection platform for maritime heritage materials, and using ArcGIS StoryMaps to showcase collections from the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board.

Presentation 1: A Case Study: The Ann Jennings Student Print Archive at St. Catherine University
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
The St. Catherine University Fine Art Collection, like so many other collections on campuses, is primarily a teaching collection. The Ann Jennings Student Print Archive continues that tradition, filling a unique place within the Fine Art Collection. The archive is comprised of nearly 1200 prints in various techniques produced by College of St. Catherine students over the multi-decade teaching tenure of the collection’s namesake, Ann Jennings. This talk will detail the history of the collection and the ongoing project to both document it and create a digital archive. The creation of the digital archive has been a collaborative effort, employing both undergraduate students engaged in work study, and graduate assistants. It has been made available to faculty, staff and students for use in a number of ways, from student projects in Omeka to inclusion in the Campus Art Loan Program. Outcomes, outgrowths and future possibilities for this collection, both physical and digital, are also discussed.

Presentation 3: Building Heritage: Using ArcGIS StoryMaps to Document the Evolution of St. Augustine's Built Environment
University of Florida, St. Augustine, FL
Governor’s House Library is located in St. Augustine, Florida and holds the papers of the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, a state agency whose mission was to restore and reconstruct historic buildings to reflect St. Augustine’s Spanish colonial heritage in advance of its Quadricentennial Celebration in 1965. Governor’s House completed a two-year NHPRC grant to process our maps, photographs, and design records collections in 2019. Now that our physical collections are organized, we have the opportunity to digitize more items and focus on community outreach. We have recently implemented the ArcGIS StoryMaps platform to create a digital exhibit that explores the four decades of the Preservation Board’s work and how their efforts impacted the built environment of the city. The project ties together each of our five collections through the addition of text, photographs, and digitized items from our library and culminates a decade of grant-supported work. This presentation will explore the ways in which cultural heritage institutions can use ArcGIS StoryMaps to illustrate their collections in a new and accessible way, particularly as we face new challenges in the profession due to COVID-19.

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Heather Carroll

Adjunct Faculty, Master of Library and Information Science Program, St Catherine University/HCL Special Collections
Heather Carroll is an archivist, historian and artist working in the Twin Cities. Her research has focused on the Women's Art Movement in the Twin Cities, and more broadly the relationship between women and the arts across time. Carroll was recently a Legacy Library Fellowship recipient... Read More →
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Laura Marion

Governor's House Collections Coordinator, University of Florida
Laura Marion is the Collections Coordinator at Governor's House Cultural Center and Museum (University of Florida) in St. Augustine. She manages both the library and museum collections, which focus on historic preservation, heritage tourism, and the evolution of the built environment... Read More →
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Jennifer Adam

Visual Resources Curator, St Catherine University
As Visual Resources Curator for the Art and Art History Department at St. Catherine University, my duties include serving as collection registrar; overseeing the digitization of the fine art collection; conducting the campus art loan program; photographing the collection and writing... Read More →
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Casey Wooster (she/her)

Collections Assistant, University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
I am an artist, Floridian, and museum professional interested in how museums can serve as platforms (both online and off-line) for rich discussion and experiences with their communities. Currently, I serve as the collections assistant at Governor's House Library in St. Augustine... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2020 11:45am - 1:00pm CST
Gerber Daisy Room