Profile for David Mindel

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Specialty area(s)

Digital Conversion (Digitization) of Cultural Heritage materials, Digital Preservation, Color Management, Digital Content Management, Digital Photography, Digital Image Manipulation

Brief biography

Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse as the Digital Collections Librarian, I received my MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and subsequently served as a Digital Conversion Specialist at the Library of Congress. My research interests include digitization with a focus on quality and affordability, image manipulation related to digital image restoration, and the relationship between digital access and digital preservation of cultural heritage materials.


MA Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2009

BA Religious Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2005

Professional history

Digital Collections Librarian, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 2012-Present

Digital Conversion Specialist, World Digital Library, Library of Congress 2010-2012

Assistant to the Curator of Visual Materials, Wisconsin Historical Society 2008-2010

Editorial Assistant, Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2004-2009

Research and publishing

Recent Publications: 

Mindel, D. (2020). Expanding the Scope of Digital Collection Development for Heritage Preservation: The Case of the Odin Oyen Collection. Imaging Science & Technology, Archiving 2020 Conference Proceedings. (Submitted: October 16, 2019, Accepted: February 2020, Published: May 18, 2020).

Mindel, D. (2019). A Shifting Relationship: Digitisation Standards and Advances in Display and Capture Technologies. Journal of Digital Media Management. (Submitted: August 30, 2018, Accepted: November 2018, Published: April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2019).

 Mindel, D. (2017). Accessible Preservation on a Budget: One library's cost-effective approach to producing and preserving quality digital content. Journal of Digital Media Management. (Submitted: February 3, 2017, Accepted: April 2017, Published: October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2017).

Mindel, D. (2016). Approaches and Considerations Regarding Image Manipulation in Digital Collections. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), 42(3), 179-188. (Submitted: March 29, 2016, Accepted: June 2016, Published: October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016).

Mindel, D. (2015). Report of the ALCTS PARS Digital Conversion Interest Group Meeting, American Library Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 2014 (2nd ed., vol. 32, pp. 196-201). Philadelphia, PA: Technical Services Quarterly. (Accepted: August 2014, Published: March 17, 2015).

Mindel, D., Russell, K. (2014). Building Digital Collections on a Budget. Computers in Libraries, 34(9), 4-10. (Accepted: August 2014, Published: November 2014).



David Mindel, Murphy Library, authored the article "A Shifting Relationship: Digitisation Standards and Advances in Display and Capture Technologies" in "Journal of Digital Media Management" published on April 1, 2019 by Henry Stewart Publications.

Submitted on: April 3, 2019


David Mindel, Murphy Library, presented "Right Place, Right Time:? Local Collaboration and the ? New UMRCC Digital Collection" at UMRCC 75th Annual Meeting on Mar. 20, 2019 in La Crosse, WI. This presentation highlighted the collaborative on-going project to digitize materials from the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC).

Submitted on: Mar. 28, 2019