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Connecting to Collections: The MS Digital Library
April 30, 2012 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Connecting to Collections: The MS Digital Library workshop is offered to anyone who works with cultural collections in public libraries, universities, museums or any other institutions with collections. This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn more about how the MS Digital Library is connecting our collections to other repositories and researchers not only within our own state but across the national and around the world. Have you ever thought "There just isn’t enough time in my schedule to scan and upload information to my web page?" Or have you ever wondered how other libraries or archives develop and maintain their online resources? If you have ever grappled with questions like this, this workshop will provide not only the answers but hands-on learning to scan, create your own metadata and learn how the MS Digital Library can help you and your institution put your collections online! The MS Digital Library brings Mississippi to researchers around the world. The program provides online access to unique materials held in repositories through the state. Letters, diaries, photographs, state & organizational records, oral histories, and other primary sources provide first-hand documentation of history and a sampling of the resources available here. With funding awarded in December 2003 by the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS), the MDL began as a partnership between these institutions: Delta State University, Jackson State University, The MS Department of Archives & History, Tougaloo College, The University of Mississippi, The University of Southern Mississippi. The ultimate aim of the MDL is to provide access to primary source materials from museums, archives, libraries and other institutions throughout the state, covering a wide range of subject areas. Form more information on this workshop, please contact Emily Jones at 662.846.4780.