Staff from Minitex and the Minnesota Digital Library at a Scan for Keeps event. From left to right: Jolie Graybill, Carla Urban, Greta Bahnemann, and Elizabeth Baus in front of the Northtown Library. Scan for Keeps is a program developed by the Minnesota Digital Library for the purpose of loaning digitization kits for community scanning events. Kits are available for libraries, historical societies, and other organizations to encourage community engagement and foster preservation education.
MJ Rossman, Assistant Director for OCLC and Reference, 1986-1996. MJ joined the Minitex staff in 1980 as Head of the Minitex Reference Service. She became Assistant Director in 1986 with responsibilities for directing the OCLC and Reference Units. Direction of the MULS Program was later added to her responsibilities. For a more complete description, see the Minitex Messenger, v. 14, no.1 (Aug. 28, 1996).
Minitex commissioned a poem by Minneapolis artist Diver Van Avery to commemorate the 50th anniversary during National Poetry Month. The poem was written on a typewriter for the occasion on April 30, 2021.
Minitex staff gather in the atrium of Elmer Andersen Library for a group photo, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Back row, left to right: Tim McCluske, Matt Lee, Sara Ring, Bob Francis, Scott Hreha, Paul Swanson, Terry Beseman, Kyle Triska, Anne Hatinen. 3rd row, left to right: Michelle Penna, Jared LaBounty, Bob Fredrickson, Carla Urban, Beth Chekola, Adam Johnson, Obinnaya Oji, Agnes Lee, Sally Dinsmore, Jennifer Hootman, Tim Peters, Mary Garcia. 2nd row, left to right: Beth Staats; Valerie Horton; Carla Pfahl; Molly Huber, Nicole Masika, Joy Knoll, LaReina Adams, Kate Brownrigg, Sarah Anderson, Dana Kocienda, Jolie Graybill, Becky Ringwelski. Front row, left to right: Joan Wollenberg, Tammi Halverson, Greta Bahnemann, Mary Parker, Rita Baladad, Nick Banitt, Chau Nguyen. Seated left to right: Matt Niehoff, Link Swanson.
This issue includes the following articles: Information Data Base Services; Three Services to Libraries; The History of Some Terminology; Preservation of Minnesota Newspapers at the Minnesota Historical Society; Minnesota State University Project for Automation of Library Systems (MSU/PALS): Planning for the Future; AACR2 in Minnesota; OCLC Use Increases; AACR 2 and OCLC; OCLC Search Retrieval Enhancements Soon to be Implemented; OCLC Users Council Elects Officers; Western Council Resource Sharing Planning Conference; GPO Named Center of Document Cataloging; St. Paul Public Library Initiates Computer Catalog System; People; New Coordinators Join Minitex Staff; Congressional Information Service Seminars; ""Everyone's Guide..."" Is Back Again.
This issue includes the following articles: Planning and Library Cooperation; Reference Service Evaluation; New Advisory Committee; and a large section on OCLC and Library Automation. The OCLC and Library Automation section contains background on what OCLC is; a history of Minitex OCLC participation; cooperative cataloging in OCLC; first time use (FTU) of an OCLC record; how to become an OCLC participant; the OCLC interlibrary loan, serial control, and acquisitions subsystems; and a diretory of Minitex libraries on OCLC.
This issue includes the following articles: OCLC Users Council; Minitex Brochure insert; Minitex Annual Meeting; OCLC Interlibrary Loan Subsystem Test; Serials Management Workshop; Farewell to Lois Upham; USOE Grant Deadlines; Academic Library Grant Program Announced; Positions (new library staff); Honors; Minitex Libraries on OCLC: A Directory; Minitex 'NLOC' Service; OCLC Codes for Minitex Libraries; Using OCLC to Verify Minitex ILL Requests; Directory of Minnesota Libraries; and Colleagues Publish.
This issue includes the following articles: Bush Foundation Grants Funds for On-Line Cataloging and Data Base Development; Proposed Copyright Clearance Procedures for Photocopying in Libraries; New Librarians -- New Participants; New Minitex Directory, Annual Report; Reference and Interlibrary Loan Resources; Regional Meetings; Cataloging: Projections for the Future; Minitex Libraries on OCLC: A Directory; Recent Visitors to Minitex; New Edition of MULS, and On-Line User Workshops.
This issue is the annual report for 1977-1978. Highlights include a new contract with South Dakota State Library and Minitex for sharing resources; increased Resource Sharing, the MULS 2nd edition publication; Bush Foundation grants to support OCLC participation' an increase in Back-Up Reference requests; a summary of copyright and reference training and meetings, and statistics (including a table).
This issue includes the following articles: Minitex: A Status Report; WILS-WLC: Library Cooperation in Wisconsin; South Dakota Health Sciences Library Consortium: Multi-Type Resource Sharing; OCLC Names New President; OCLC Users Council Annual Report Summary; OCLC Development Schedule; OCLC Users and AACR2 Questions; OCLC System Down While Converting to AACR2; OCLC Participating Libraries; CRL Receives Two Ford Grants; MPLIC Designated as Patent Depository; COMCAT Education Project; Legal Reference Servives Committee Formed; Minitex Reference Service Notes; Telecommunications Change for Minitex; ""Everyone's Guide..."" For Winter Quarter; People; and New Minitex Participant.
This issue includes a diagram of the program, services, resources, and participating libraries. Each Minitex service is highlighted including the following: Communication Network, Document Delivery, Bibliographic Database, Collection Development, Information and Reference Network, Continuing Education, Online Bibliographic Searches, and Regional Sharing. Future plans for Minitex and participating library contacts are also included.