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 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Expanding the Scope of Digital Collection Development for Heritage Preservation: The case of the Odin Oyen collection

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With the potential of digitization as an alternative form of donation, institutions must weigh the importance of physically owning an object versus only digitally capturing that object. This post custodial approach may run counter to some library donation prerequisites and traditional collection development policies, instead focusing on the cultural and intellectual benefits that such a compromise may bring. This approach is not without potential obstacles, including issues of copyright, ownership, and reproductions. However, this presentation aims to reinforce the benefits of the post custodial model through the evolution of the Odin Oyen digital collection, a collection comprised of physical materials owned by public and private entities reunited through digitization for the purpose of preserving local and cultural heritage.

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David Mindel

Digital Collections Librarian, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Murphy Library
David Mindel is the digital collections librarian at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. Prior to this position, he received his MA in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and subsequently served as a Digital Conversion Specialist at the Library... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm CST
Gerber Daisy Room