Thursday, January 24, 2008

Minnesota Reflections collection now allows user comments!

The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce that people may now comment on the images in our “Minnesota Reflections” collection. The MDL designed a wiki site that allows us to provide this resource. Look at a photo, map or document, click on the “comment on this item” and leave your comments.

We are looking for public support in providing information on the items in our collection and we would like people to ask questions and share stories.

Here’s what you need to do:

• Visit Minnesota Reflections ( )

• Search for items you want to view.

• When you are looking at an individual photo, document or map, you will see a button in the blue menu bar above the image. The button is red with yellow type.

• Click on that button and you will go to a wiki page. From there, comment as you like on that particular object.

No registration is required. We do ask people to focus their comments on the item in the collection.

The Minnesota Digital Library will monitor comments. This is still a prototype service. We are still designing it and answering questions about how to share the information people provide.

If you have general comments, suggestions or insights to offer regarding the Social Side of Reflections, please send them to Marian Rengel, MDL outreach coordinator (

Thanks for helping the MDL with the project and have fun.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

New APA style supplement for electronic resources!

APA has recently published a supplement to the 5th edition of the Publication Manual. The supplement is called the APA Style Guide to Electronic References. The library has purchased an electronic copy available for Concordia use. This new supplement is available here. From this page, choose "Concordia access" and sign in using your network username and password (the same information you would use to access our databases).