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
     
  • 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
     
  • 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
     
  • 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
     
  • Additions to Spanish American Political Texts online library
    This project entails the digitization of seven pre-1900 titles to be added to the Spanish American Political Texts online collection.
    Department: James Ford Bell Library
    Project Sponsor: Rafael Tarrago
     
  • Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station Publications
    Seeks to digitize the following Minnesota Agricultural Experiment series: Class Bulletins and Press Bulletins. Project Sponsor: Marlys McGuire
     
  • Digitizing Extension Newsletters and Miscellaneous Publications
    This project will continue the preservation of Extension documents and providing access to the public and Extension educators of historical information. A total of 17 additional titles have been selected as part of this project.
    Department: Magrath Library
    Project Sponsor: Kristen Mastel
     
  • Fruit breeding history, with a focus on apples
    Digitize datasets from the Horticultural Research Center and books supporting early Minnesota apple research.
    Department: Magrath Library
    Project Sponsor: Shannon Farrell and Julie Kelly
     
  • Music and Manuscripts: Bill Holm's Literary Life
    This project will increase access to the manuscripts and music composition notebooks of Minnesota writer and musician Bill Holm (1943-2009). The project will build on the work of the Upper Midwest Literary Archives’ 2017-2018 grant project Prairie Poets and Press: Literary Lives of the Upper Midwest, aimed at increasing access to literary manuscripts collections through outreach, arrangement, and description.
    Department: Upper Midwest Literary Archives
    Project Sponsor: Carissa Hansen
     
  • Historical Minnesota Maps
    This project will add 60 new maps to our existing collection of maps of the State of Minnesota.
    Department: Borchert Map Library
    Project Sponsor: Ryan Mattke
     
  • Historical Minneapolis / St. Paul Maps
    This project will add to 46 new maps to our existing collection of maps of the Twin Cities.
    Department: Borchert Map Library
    Project Sponsor: Ryan Mattke
     
  • Historical Minnesota River Surveys
    This project would digitize a set of 149 early 20th century surveys of Minnesota Rivers.
    Department: Borchert Map Library
    Project Sponsor: Ryan Mattke
     
  • Dean Eaker papers – “Computer Pictures” Periodicals
    Digitization of the the complete run of the publication, “Computer Pictures.”
    Department: Charles Babbage Institute
    Project Sponsor: Amanda Wick
     
  • Venice Online
    Since 2012, we have promoted our collection of Venice-related materials through exhibits and lecture series. We now want to provide greater access to these materials through digitization. Several of the maps of Venice in our collection have already been digitized through our NEH project, and the materials scanned as part of this project would join them to create a critical mass of digital materials relating to Venice. A total of 18 titles will be added.
    Department: James Ford Bell Library
    Project Sponsor: Marguerite Ragnow
     
  • Pre-modern East Asian History of Medicine Texts
    Digitization of 22 texts of pre-1800 Japanese and Chinese History of Medicine and Health titles.
    Department: Wangensteen Library
    Project Sponsor: Lois Hendrickson
     
  • Theaterwork journal and The Gathering Post newspaper
    Theaterwork is a journal that began in the 1980s in St Peter, MN. It emerged from the Cherry Creek Theatre group, which organized in the 1970s along with the founding of the El Teatro Laboratorio. The Gathering Post was a newspaper also begun in St Peter. Both titles are representative of iconic grassroots publications that contribute to the discourse on community, theater, and social change.
    Department: Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
    Project Sponsor: Deborah Ultan
     

Completed