Minnesota Digital Library

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Digital Library
Status
Ongoing
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Digitization/Online Information Access
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Digital Library.
Appropriation Language

Digital Library. $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year are for a digital library project to preserve, digitize, and share Minnesota images, documents, and historical materials. The Minnesota Historical Society shall cooperate with the Minitex interlibrary loan system and shall jointly share this appropriation for these purposes.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Direct expenses
$500,000
Project Overview
The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) is a statewide, multi-institutional initiative. Its mission is to make the rich historical resources of the state's public and academic libraries, archives, museums and historical societies available to students, teachers and the public via the web and also to preserve these resources for future generations. The 2012-2013 appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund will allow the MDL to expand the number of historical resources online and continue its work preserving these digital resources.
Project Details
This appropriation will allow the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL), a statewide, multi-institutional initiative, to make more rich historical resources from the state’s public and academic libraries, archives, museums and historical societies available to the public via the web. The MDL will also continue its work to preserve these digital resources for future generations.
Project Manager
First Name
Bob
Last Name
Horton
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard W.
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3240