Digital Encyclopedia of Minnesota History

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$199,457
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (c), Programs
Appropriation Language

(c) Programs. $3,000,000 in 2010 and $4,750,000 in 2011 are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$199,457
Project Overview

Increasingly, people are turning to digital resources for answers to questions or as a starting point for research. MNopedia is a new digital resource for the public from the Minnesota Historical Society.

A prototype of MNopedia was launched to the public in August, 2011.  Mnopedia will provide reliable, multimedia entries about Minnesota people, places, events and things. The Society launched the project in 2010 and developed a comprehensive plan, including surveying more than 60 local and national experts and evaluating 40 comparable digital resources.

The prototype tests initial entries and technology, invites user feedback, inspires content partnerships and will guide full web site implementation in 2012.

Project Details
Increasingly, people are turning to digital resources for answers to questions or as a starting point for research. The Encyclopedia of Minnesota History will be a new digital resource for the public from the Minnesota Historical Society. It will provide reliable, multimedia entries about people, places, events and things in Minnesota history. The Society launched the project in 2010 and developed a comprehensive plan, including surveying more than 60 local and national experts and evaluating 40 comparable digital resources. In 2011, the project team will develop a prototype that will test initial entries and technology, invite user feedback, inspire content partnerships and guide full web site implementation in 2012.
Project Manager
Salutation
Ms.
First Name
Erica
Last Name
Hartmann
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Blvd West
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3250