Digitization, Cataloging & Metadata Education (DCME)

The DCME staff provides services and resources pertaining to cataloging and metadata, digitization and digital preservation, and OCLC products and services. The Minnesota Digital Library staff also reside in the DCME unit.

Communications

Below you will find links to various print and electronic communications of the Minitex Digitization, Cataloging & Metadata Education (DCME) unit.

Minitex OCLC Contacts

We send out information about Minitex sponsored training related to OCLC products, cataloging, and digitization and metadata. We also push out information about changes or enhancements to OCLC products and services. We recommend that at least one primary staff person at each institution in the region subscribe to this listserv.

Digitization, Cataloging & Metadata Mailing

A monthly publication that includes sections targeted to staff working in the areas of cataloging & metadata, digitization, and digital preservation. You will often find articles about training opportunities, summaries about conferences our staff attend, RDA, and OCLC product and service updates.

Staff

Greta Bahnemann

Greta Bahnemann While I am not a native Minnesotan, I have adopted the state as my home. I earned a B.A. in History with a minor in Art History at the University of Minnesota, Morris. I then went to graduate school and earned an M.A. in Early American Culture at the Winterthur Program at the University of Delaware.

After 10 years in the museum field, I was ready for a change. I moved to Vancouver, Canada where I earned a MLIS degree from the University of British Columbia. After library school, I headed back east to Ithaca, NY where I worked at Cornell University's Knight Visual Resource Facility as a fine arts image cataloger. I have served as the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library since June 2010.

Jolie Graybill

Jolie Graybill Like Greta and Sara, I am not a native Minnesotan – however, Minnesota has a special place in my heart. This is actually the second time I've lived in the Twin Cities. My first Minnesota stint included the historic 1991 Halloween blizzard. I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and obtained a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. I followed that with a Masters in Education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and a Masters in Library Science from the University of Arizona. Currently, I am in the midst of a PhD dissertation through Simmons College in Boston, MA.

My career in 4H Extension began at the U of M in youth development. This work would take me beyond Minnesota to Arizona and then into the library field. At Northern Arizona University's Cline Library, my career took a digital turn. My most recent experience before joining Minitex was at University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries where I served as Coordinator of the Libraries' Image & Multimedia Collections.

Molly Huber

Molly Huber. Most of my professional life has involved collecting and working with collections, physical and digital. I have a B.A in Honors History from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and an M.A. in Public History from the University of South Carolina, but I am a native Minnesotan and have pursued my career in the Twin Cities.

I first worked with collections at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as Assistant Curator in the Africa, Oceania, and the Americas department, where I specialized in Pre-Columbian and Pacific Island art. In 2010, I moved to the digital world as part of the MNopedia team at the Minnesota Historical Society. I helped steer MNopedia, a web-based encyclopedia of Minnesota, for four years before joining Minitex in September 2014 as the Outreach Coordinator for the Minnesota Digital Library.

Sara Ring

Sara Ring. I grew up in Wisconsin before migrating to the Twin Cities. Here I earned my B.A. in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature. I worked at Magrath Library on the St. Paul campus for a couple of years and discovered the library world.

I then moved back to Wisconsin and received my M.A. in Library and Information Studies at UW-Madison. There I worked for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library doing a little bit of everything: cataloging, ILL, reference, web development... I also worked for two years at UW-Madison's College Library providing reference and working on web development projects.

Carla Urban

Carla Urban. After growing up in interesting places like Minnesota, Ethiopia, and Brazil, I spent a lot of time studying, which resulted in a B.A. from Carleton College, an M.L.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an M.A. from Tulane University in Latin American Studies.

Prior to joining Minitex in 1995, I spent five years as the Latin American Cataloger for the Tulane University Library down in New Orleans, so if you need any help cataloging Spanish, Portuguese, or French materials, give me a call.

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