UMDCC + MDL Annual Meeting: Session Proposal Form
Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2020 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference + Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting!
The deadline for submitting session proposals is Wednesday, August 5, 2020. If you have any questions about submitting your proposal, contact the planning committee Chair (Sara Ring,
Indicate if you are submitting a proposal for the Upper Midwest Digital Conference or for the Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting track of the conference.
I am submitting a proposal for the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference
I am submitting a proposal for the Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting
My proposal would be appropriate for either track
What type of session are you interested in presenting?
You can choose more than one option. Note: If you have an idea, but not sure if you want to fill a whole session, choose "lightning round" and we will work with you to pair you with other speakers. If you have an idea that is not represented below, choose "other" and provide details.
Solo presentation (45 minutes)
Group/panel presentation (45-90 minutes)
Lightning round session (5-10 minutes)
Does your proposal fall under any of the following topics? Select any that apply. If your topic is not listed, select "other" and provide a keyword or a sentence that describes your topic.
*Please note: This is a list of potential topics of interest, created by the planning committee, but proposals on all relevant topics are welcome.
Platforms for digital cultural heritage / storytelling (e.g. Mukurtu, ArcGIS StoryMaps)
Rapid digital collection building and preservation in times of crisis or emergency (e.g. COVID-19 pandemic)
Web archiving at the local/regional/consortial level (especially opportunities for organizations with limited staff or resources)
Emerging research methods for using digital collections (e.g. digital humanities, digital scholarship, collections as data)
Incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into digital collections workflows
Collaboration of all kinds (e.g. inter-institutional, consortia, between units involved in digital collections)
Navigating rights and/or open access
Reuse/remixing digital content
User experience and/or digital collection assessment
Selection and digital collection development (especially examples of integrating digital projects selection with archives selection)
Digital collections and limited resources/staffing (how small and large shops can learn from each other, etc.)
Connecting your collections with DPLA (Digital Public Library of America)
Linked data projects (e.g. Wikidata and digital collections, pilot projects)
Building collections of student work (e.g. promoting, selecting, and creating policies for theses, capstones, and other work of undergraduates/graduates)
Minnesota Digital Library specific project or initiative
We won't hold you to this title. You will have a chance to revise if accepted.
Describe your session in 250 words or less.
Learning Objectives and Audience Engagement
Briefly describe up to three learning objectives for your presentation. What will attendees learn and take away from your session? How will you engage your audience in this virtual environment?
What system/s or platform do you use to host your digital collection? (e.g CONTENTdm, Islandora, Omeka, LUNA, etc).
This information may be used to create opportunities for organizations that use the same system to connect.
As it's likely we will have concurrent sessions at the conference, we would like to record sessions when possible. We will only share recordings with registered attendees, and recordings will be available for one year. Please check below if you grant permission for us to record and share the recording with other conference attendees.
Yes, you can record my session.
No, I prefer not to record my session.
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