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UMD Reaches its 11,000th Item in the UDC

Black & white image of the outside of UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library
May 20, 2020

The Kathryn A. Martin Library's contributions to University Digital Conservancy hits 11,000 items.

The University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy (UDC), home to over 81,000 items, is “a venue for faculty to deposit open access copies of their scholarly work and a showcase for select student works, such as dissertations and honors theses. It is also home to the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM), and centralized, searchable access to institutional digital records including those of the University of Minnesota Archives.”  

The University of Minnesota Duluth joined the UDC in spring 2017 and recently added its 11,000th item. That means that of the overall 81,000+ items in the UDC, 11,000 of those were submitted by the UMD community. The 11,000th item is a Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) Technical Report titled “Grower's Guide for Hybrid Poplar Plantations for Biomass Production.” The report was developed in partnership with University of Minnesota Extension and seeks to “provide practical advice for the establishment and maintenance of hybrid poplar plantations.”

UMD’s Natural Resources Research Institute collection in the UDC contains hundreds of technical reports, newsletters, maps, and more. The NRRI “delivers research solutions to balance our economy, resources and environment for resilient communities,” and the Digital Services unit of the Kathryn A. Martin Library helps the NRRI preserve and provide access to their materials through the UDC.

Other recent additions to the UDC include Student Handbooks (1933-1988), Women’s Soccer and Hockey programs (1997-2017), Office of Sustainability Newsletters and News Articles (2014-2020), KUMD Airwaves and Other Program Guides (1979-1994), and over 30 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) posters and reports from this past year.  

Learn more about or browse the University Digital Conservancy as a whole, or if you prefer you can browse UMD’s collections within the UDC