UL First Fridays - April

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“Electronic evolution: The brave new world of born digital archives at the UMN Libraries”

Lara Friedman-Shedlov, Digital Records Archivist, Archives and Special Collections.

The Archives and Special Collections have been receiving archival collections in electronic formats for years, but it is only in the last five years that we have begun to systematically tackle the challenges of preserving and making these materials accessible. As of 2022, we have a full-time Digital Records Archivist on staff. Learn about the obstacles and opportunities that digital records present from the point of view of archives staff.

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“Due Credit: Celebrating people behind the scenes at the Bell Library”

Marguerite Ragnow, Curator, and Anne Good, Assistant Curator, James Ford Bell Library

From before its inception, numerous people have worked behind the scenes to facilitate acquisition, access, and promotion of the materials in the James Ford Bell Library.  Curators Marguerite Ragnow and Anne Good will share some of the stories of these unsung heroes and the significant contributions they made.


First Fridays is a series of intellectually stimulating talks presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries’ Department of Archives and Special Collections (ASC) and is made possible by a generous gift from Governor Elmer L. and Mrs. Eleanor Andersen in honor of former University Librarian Dr. Edward B. Stanford.



Start date
Friday, April 1, 2022, Noon
End date
Friday, April 1, 2022, 1 p.m.

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