Digitization of Historical Collections

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$302,359
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
Activity Type
Digitization/Online Information Access
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
$302,359
Project Overview

Through this funding, the Minnesota Historical Society is advancing the work of making collections information available online. The Society is photographing 3D objects in the collections and completing corresponding descriptions that will be published online, allowing web site visitors to access an increasing volume of historical information.

With more than 250,000 objects in the 3D collections alone, the Society is prioritizing efforts on objects that document popular topics appealing to History Day students and the general public.

Collections assistants are also scanning iconic Minnesota documents from the Society's manuscript collections, linking these images to the online inventory of library resources and creating blog entries and podcasts to showcase rare and unusual examples from the collections.

Project Details
Through this funding, the Minnesota Historical Society is advancing the work of making collections information available online. The Society is photographing 3D objects in the collections and completing corresponding descriptions that will be published online, allowing web site visitors to access an increasing volume of historical information. With more than 250,000 objects in the 3D collections alone, the Society is prioritizing efforts on objects that document popular topics appealing to History Day students and the general public. Collections assistants are also scanning iconic Minnesota documents from the Society's manuscript collections, linking these images to the online inventory of library resources and creating blog entries and podcasts to showcase rare and unusual examples from the collections.
Project Manager
First Name
Jennifer
Last Name
Jones
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-797-4109