Transcript: Introducing...Hennepin County Library's Special Collections video

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You hear music "Electrostatic" by Alpha Centauri


You see the image of text "Have" 


You see the image of text "You"


You see the image of text "Ever"


You see the image of text "Wondered"


You see the image of text "About"


You see the image of text "Hennepin County Library Special Collections?"


You see the image of text "What do you mean no?"


You see Ted the librarian who says:


It’s for everybody, and we serve everybody.


You hear music "Epic Struggle" by Dosh


You see the image of text "That means YOU"


You see library staff working at a desk.


You hear Ted the librarian say:


The collections we have 


You see the image of text "Minneapolis History"


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Here are the Minneapolis History collection


You see the image of text "History of Books & Printing"


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The History of Books and Printing collection


You see the image of text "Hoag Mark Twain Collection"


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The Hoag Mark Twain collection


You see the image of text "19th Century American Studies"


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The Nineteenth Century American Studies collection


You see the image of text "Huttner Abolitionist & Anti-Slavery Collection"


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And the Huttner Abolitionist and Anti-Slavery Collection


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All of those collections in mind, though, the overwhelming majority, better than 98 percent of the usage of the collection, is about the local history collection.


You see the image of Minneapolis Central library foyer with people walking by.


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People come in and use our department, they are very purpose driven.


You see the image of man pulling book off of library shelf with the help of a librarian.


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It’s not a browsing collection or a place to hang out like the rest of the library. When people come in there, 


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They’re doing a research project.


You see the image of text "Open Monday-Thursday 10am-4:30pm"


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We’re open Monday through Thursdays, 10 to 4:30. 


You see the text "1st & 3rd Saturday of the month" added to the screen


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And the first and third Saturdays of the month.


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We don’t require that people set up appointments before they come in, but we do encourage them to do that so we can prepare the materials for them when they come in.


You see an image that zooms in on a man using a computer.


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Most of the people who use the collection don’t actually come here. About 60 percent of our reference inquiries come in by either the phone or email.


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But the overwhelming number of our users use our digital content.


You see the image of the library website's Special Collections main page.


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We have a lot of information on our website. From oral histories 


You see the image of a black & white historic photo of a large house on a city street


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To photographs 


You see the image of a black & white historic photo of horse-drawn vehicles on a city street


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To publications


You see the image of a black & white historic photo from the early 20th century of a large group of men and women sitting outside


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All of the digital content that has been created by the Hennepin County Library has come out of this department 


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And it is hugely popular. It can be accessed by anybody anywhere. You don’t need a library card.


You see the image of text "Aren’t you curious?"


You see the text "hclib.org/specialcollections" added to the screen


You see the images of text "Music: Electrostatic by Alpha Centauri" and "Epic Struggles by Dosh"