The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) supports discovery and education through access to unique digital collections shared by cultural heritage organizations from across the state of Minnesota. Our contributors include libraries, historical societies, museums, and archives. The Minnesota Digital Library also provides education and training opportunities concerning digitization best practices, metadata for digital collections, and digital preservation.
Begun in 2003, the Minnesota Digital Library includes digital content from almost 200 participating organizations from across the state. Together we have digitized more than 55,000 photographs, postcards, maps, documents, letters, and oral histories. These materials are available online in a free searchable database.