The Strategic Digitization Program's selection committee has supported funding the following projects. Digital Library Services staff are currently working with the project sponsors on establishing a timeline for digitization.

In-progress

  • Local Book Digitization Pilot Project
    The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks to digitize upwards of 1,500 volumes from its general collections. These volumes represent areas of particular collection strength for the libraries and as such, we seek the opportunity to share these works more broadly to users. Materials will be paper-based, primarily textual materials such as books, pamphlets, and other bound volumes from the University's circulating and closed stacks collections. All materials within the scope of this project were published prior to 1923.
     
  • Wrapping up Digitizing the Minnesota Extension Collection
    Continue to digitize the older Extension Newsletter titles
    Department: Magrath Library
    Project Sponsor: Marlys McGuire
     
  • Digitization of various historical materials related to the Itasca Biological Field Station and Laboratories
    Department: Magrath Library
    Project Sponsor: Julie Kelly
     
  • IHRC Archives Fragile Newspapers
    The IHRCA are in desperate need of having our fragile newspaper section digitized to provide access to on-site and off-site researchers before they decay irreversibly. There are approximately 180 titles in 134 newspaper boxes. The majority of the newspapers are in languages like Italian, Ukrainian, Polish, Hungarian, Latvian, Slovak, Russian and Finnish.
    Department: Immigration History Research Center Archives
    Project Sponsor: IHRCA staff
     
  • Henry Street Music School photographs and scrapbooks
    Photographs, programs and clippings of children's and adult's classes, musical groups and productions at the Henry Street Settlement Music School, which was located on the Lower East Side of New York. Most date from the 1930s-1950s.
    Department: Social Welfare History Archive Project
    Sponsor: Linnea Anderson
     

Approved

  • William O. Beeman Audio Recordings
    Audio recordings of interviews with singers and managers in Beeman's Opera theater in Germany and field recordings of his theater work in Iran.
    Department: Arts & Humanities
    Project Sponsor: Nancy Herther
     
  • Music Library Historical Hymnal and Tune Book Collection
    This project will digitize the entire pre-1923 collection of historic hymnals and tune books.
    Department: Music Library
    Project Sponsor: Tim Maloney
     
  • CURA Publications
    2,200 publications produced by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota
    Department: University Archives
    Project Sponsor: Erik Moore
     
  • Minnesota Animal Nutrition Conference (title varies)
    60th (1999) - 73rd (2012) conference proceedings. Proceeding is sponsored by Extension Service and CFANS, Dept. of Animal Science.
    Department: Magrath Library Project Sponsor: Marlys McGuire
     
  • Project Girl Research Data Cards Scanning (pending review)
    Scanning an estimated 15,000-17,000 "McBee" format research data cards recording information on the lives of adolescent girls in the early 1970s. The scanning would be part of a project to have these cards crowd transcribed to build a database that would allow researchers to reuse this valuable data.
    Department: Social Welfare History Archives
    Project Sponsor: Linnea Andersen
     
  • William S. Cooper papers
    This project will digitize the complete personal and professional papers and research data of William Skinner Cooper, faculty member in the Department of Botany.
    Department: University Archives
    Project Sponsor: Erik Moore
     
  • Donald B. Lawrence papers
    This project will digitize the complete personal and professional papers and research data of Donald Buermann Lawrence, faculty member in the Department of Botany.
    Department: University Archives
    Project Sponsor: Erik Moore
     
  • Student Union Minutes, 1920-2015
    This project will digitize approximately 100 volumes of minutes of the Student Union Board for the University of Minnesota.
    Department: University Archives
    Project Sponsor: Erik Moore
     

Completed