Welcome to the
Mountain West Digital Library
Sandra McIntyre, MWDL Director
Rebekah Cummings, MWDL Assistant Director
Nove...
Overview
•  The MWDL Collaborative
•  Resources of a Region
•  Working with an MWDL Hub
•  Sharing Regionally
•  Interoper...
Mountain West
Digital Library
•  Formed in 2001:
A program of the Utah Academic
Library Consortium
Mountain West
Digital Library
Goals:
§  Help more organizations to digitize
materials about our region’s history and
cult...
http://mwdl.org
MWDL Staff
•  Sandra McIntyre
Director
•  Rebekah Cummings
Assistant Director/Outreach Librarian
•  Anna Neatrour
Digital ...
MWDL Infrastructure
Support
•  J. Willard Marriott Library at University of
Utah
•  Occasional help from other partner
ins...
Partners
• 
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Academic libraries
Academic departments
Archives (counties, states, etc.)
Hi...
Partners
In these states:
•  Utah
•  Nevada
•  Arizona
•  Idaho
•  Hawaii
•  Soon: Montana
Governance and
Consultation
•  UALC Council of Directors
•  UALC Digitization Committee
•  Advisory Committee (in formatio...
Funding
•  UALC funding
•  DPLA grants through Fall 2014
Digital access

RESOURCES OF
A REGION
Types of resources
in MWDL
• 
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Photographs
Over 805,000 reso
urces
in 572 collections
Maps, pla...
Pioneers

Uintah County Library
Settling the West

University of Nevada, Reno Library
Great Salt Lake

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library
Basque

Idaho State Historical Society
African-American

Utah State Historical Society
Greek

Utah State Historical Society
Latino/Latina

Raul H. Castro Institute
Japanese-American
Internment Camps

Topaz Museum
Militarization

Delta City Library
Use/Abuse of
the Land

Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library
Managing Scarce Water

University of Nevada, Reno
Freely accessible
on the Internet
Searchable metadata
Access
•  More accessibility of resources:
Free, round-the-clock, round-the-world
access
•  Increased discoverability of i...
Digitization and hosting

WORKING WITH
AN MWDL HUB
MWDL Hosting Centers
(“Hubs”)

Salt Lake
Comm.
College

Utah
State
Archives

Univ of Utah Dvsn
Univ of
Idaho
Nevada
Arts &...
Digital Assets
Management Systems

NW Digital
Archives: Utah
EAD Files

BYU Finding
Aids
Repository
Tiered Services
•  Distributed network
•  Flexible and scalable
•  Consolidates equipment and expertise
•  Reinforces stan...
Tiered Services

Hub
Hub

Hub

Hub

MWDL

Hub
Tiered Services

Hub
Hub

Hub

Hub

MWDL

Hub
Services from Hubs
•  Matched to a hub in your geographic or
organizational area
•  Fee-based services:
–  Digitization
– ...
New collection
Metadata harvested into MWDL

SHARING
REGIONALLY
Infrastructure:
Ex Libris Primo

•  An integrated discovery system
•  Powerful harvesting of digital collections
•  Powerf...
International Protocols
•  Open Archives Initiative (OAI)
for transmitting metadata over the Web
http://openarchives.org
–...
New collection
MWDL Services
•  Additional training for partners
•  Metadata aggregation
•  Powerful central search
•  Sharing metadata f...
Working together to make it happen

INTEROPERABILITY
Record in DAMS
Dublin Core record
via OAI
Results in MWDL
Standards and Policies
Standards and Policies
•  Mountain West Digital Library
Partnership Agreement
–  Partner retains control
–  Partner sets d...
Standards and Policies
Standards and Policies
•  Bibliographical Center for Research (BCR)
document:
Digital Imaging Best Practices
Standards and Policies

•  Qualified Dublin Core
•  Metadata mappings to
QDC from other
systems
•  8 required fields; 2
ot...
Standards and Policies
Current initiatives
•  Digital Assets Management System
Interest Group
•  Geospatial Discovery Task Force
•  Training and ...
Participating on a national stage

DIGITAL PUBLIC
LIBRARY OF
AMERICA

http://dp.la
What is the DPLA?

The Digital Public Library of America
will make the cultural and
scientific heritage of humanity
availa...
National partners
• 
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Institute for Museum and Library Services
Smithsonian Institution
N...
Digital Hubs Pilot
Create the on-ramp for memory
institutions – libraries, archives, and
museums – to contributing content...
Digital Hubs Pilot
Service Hubs

1. Digital Commonwealth (Massachusetts)
2. Digital Library of Georgia
3. Kentucky Digital...
Jumping on board

OPEN
INVITATION
An invitation to an inspection and wetting-down party.
Brigham Young University – Hawaii...
Invitation to repository
managers
1.  Open up your metadata for harvest
2.  Link to MWDL and DPLA on your web
pages
3.  Co...
Invitation to collection
managers
•  Contact:
Rebekah Cummings
MWDL Assistant Director
(801) 587- 8893
rebekah.cummings@ut...
Winter Webinar Series
•  Every two weeks, November – March
•  Two series: Partner Series/ Digital Tech Topics
•  Check mwd...
Hubs Meeting
•  March 2014 (Exact date/location TBD)
•  MWDL decision-making
–  Partnership Agreement
–  Price list
–  Fut...
Questions?
•  Sandra McIntyre
Director
(801) 585-0969
sandra.mcintyre@utah.edu
•  Rebekah Cummings
Assistant Director/Outr...
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Welcome to the Mountain West Digital Library: Update for New Partners

  1. 1. Welcome to the Mountain West Digital Library Sandra McIntyre, MWDL Director Rebekah Cummings, MWDL Assistant Director November 27, 2013
  2. 2. Overview •  The MWDL Collaborative •  Resources of a Region •  Working with an MWDL Hub •  Sharing Regionally •  Interoperability •  Digital Public Library of America •  Open Invitation
  3. 3. Mountain West Digital Library •  Formed in 2001: A program of the Utah Academic Library Consortium
  4. 4. Mountain West Digital Library Goals: §  Help more organizations to digitize materials about our region’s history and cultural heritage §  Maintain a public portal to digital collections in the Mountain West region –  Make content accessible to everyone –  Offer local control –  Keep it low cost –  Standardize for interoperability
  5. 5. http://mwdl.org
  6. 6. MWDL Staff •  Sandra McIntyre Director •  Rebekah Cummings Assistant Director/Outreach Librarian •  Anna Neatrour Digital Metadata Librarian •  Nick Hayen Web Portal Assistant
  7. 7. MWDL Infrastructure Support •  J. Willard Marriott Library at University of Utah •  Occasional help from other partner institutions
  8. 8. Partners •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Academic libraries Academic departments Archives (counties, states, etc.) Historical societies Museums National heritage areas Natural history associations Public libraries Publishers Academic presses State Libraries Other state agencies
  9. 9. Partners In these states: •  Utah •  Nevada •  Arizona •  Idaho •  Hawaii •  Soon: Montana
  10. 10. Governance and Consultation •  UALC Council of Directors •  UALC Digitization Committee •  Advisory Committee (in formation) •  Broader input groups
  11. 11. Funding •  UALC funding •  DPLA grants through Fall 2014
  12. 12. Digital access RESOURCES OF A REGION
  13. 13. Types of resources in MWDL •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Photographs Over 805,000 reso urces in 572 collections Maps, plans, and drawings Artworks Scholarly documents (“institutional repository”) Music, other sounds Videoclips, animations, Powerpoint presentations Books Minutes, log books, plans, bills and ordinances Birth and death records Finding aids (“series guides,” “inventories”)
  14. 14. Pioneers Uintah County Library
  15. 15. Settling the West University of Nevada, Reno Library
  16. 16. Great Salt Lake University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
  17. 17. Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library
  18. 18. Basque Idaho State Historical Society
  19. 19. African-American Utah State Historical Society
  20. 20. Greek Utah State Historical Society
  21. 21. Latino/Latina Raul H. Castro Institute
  22. 22. Japanese-American Internment Camps Topaz Museum
  23. 23. Militarization Delta City Library
  24. 24. Use/Abuse of the Land Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library
  25. 25. Managing Scarce Water University of Nevada, Reno
  26. 26. Freely accessible on the Internet
  27. 27. Searchable metadata
  28. 28. Access •  More accessibility of resources: Free, round-the-clock, round-the-world access •  Increased discoverability of items •  Less wear and tear on fragile items
  29. 29. Digitization and hosting WORKING WITH AN MWDL HUB
  30. 30. MWDL Hosting Centers (“Hubs”) Salt Lake Comm. College Utah State Archives Univ of Utah Dvsn Univ of Idaho Nevada Arts & Nevada State Reno Museums Arizona Utah Archives Memory State Las Vegas Project Library Northern Arizona Univ Weber State Univ Univ of Idaho Utah State Univ Family Search Utah Valley Univ LDS Church History Souther n Utah Univ Montana Memory Stacks (Idaho) BYU Univ of Utah Snow College Mountain West Digital Library Boise State
  31. 31. Digital Assets Management Systems NW Digital Archives: Utah EAD Files BYU Finding Aids Repository
  32. 32. Tiered Services •  Distributed network •  Flexible and scalable •  Consolidates equipment and expertise •  Reinforces standards
  33. 33. Tiered Services Hub Hub Hub Hub MWDL Hub
  34. 34. Tiered Services Hub Hub Hub Hub MWDL Hub
  35. 35. Services from Hubs •  Matched to a hub in your geographic or organizational area •  Fee-based services: –  Digitization –  Training in assigning metadata –  Online hosting in digital assets management system –  Metadata shared for MWDL harvest –  Long-term preservation (some hubs)
  36. 36. New collection
  37. 37. Metadata harvested into MWDL SHARING REGIONALLY
  38. 38. Infrastructure: Ex Libris Primo •  An integrated discovery system •  Powerful harvesting of digital collections •  Powerful searching and faceting •  “Did you mean...?” suggestions •  Online delivery via pointing to link
  39. 39. International Protocols •  Open Archives Initiative (OAI) for transmitting metadata over the Web http://openarchives.org –  Based on XML –  Commonly used for harvesting
  40. 40. New collection
  41. 41. MWDL Services •  Additional training for partners •  Metadata aggregation •  Powerful central search •  Sharing metadata for Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) harvest •  Collaboration on standards and technology •  Advocacy and funding
  42. 42. Working together to make it happen INTEROPERABILITY
  43. 43. Record in DAMS
  44. 44. Dublin Core record via OAI
  45. 45. Results in MWDL
  46. 46. Standards and Policies
  47. 47. Standards and Policies •  Mountain West Digital Library Partnership Agreement –  Partner retains control –  Partner sets digitization priorities –  Partner ensures privacy and other legal considerations –  Partner selects the ‘branding’ for its collections
  48. 48. Standards and Policies
  49. 49. Standards and Policies •  Bibliographical Center for Research (BCR) document: Digital Imaging Best Practices
  50. 50. Standards and Policies •  Qualified Dublin Core •  Metadata mappings to QDC from other systems •  8 required fields; 2 other mandatory-ifapplicable fields •  Preservation fields recommended
  51. 51. Standards and Policies
  52. 52. Current initiatives •  Digital Assets Management System Interest Group •  Geospatial Discovery Task Force •  Training and Outreach subcommittees •  Scanning events: “Pioneers in Your Attic” •  Linked Data Task Force – new! •  Digital Preservation Task Force – new! •  Data Curation Interest Group – new!
  53. 53. Participating on a national stage DIGITAL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF AMERICA http://dp.la
  54. 54. What is the DPLA? The Digital Public Library of America will make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all.
  55. 55. National partners •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Institute for Museum and Library Services Smithsonian Institution National Archives & Records Administration Harvard University New York Public Library Biodiversity Heritage Library ARTStor Univ. of Virginia Libraries Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Cham. Library Internet Archive Hathi Trust Creative Commons Executive Director Dan Cohen
  56. 56. Digital Hubs Pilot Create the on-ramp for memory institutions – libraries, archives, and museums – to contributing content to the Digital Public Library of America
  57. 57. Digital Hubs Pilot Service Hubs 1. Digital Commonwealth (Massachusetts) 2. Digital Library of Georgia 3. Kentucky Digital Library 4. Minnesota Digital Library 5. South Carolina Digital Library 6. Mountain West Digital Library
  58. 58. Jumping on board OPEN INVITATION An invitation to an inspection and wetting-down party. Brigham Young University – Hawaii Campus.
  59. 59. Invitation to repository managers 1.  Open up your metadata for harvest 2.  Link to MWDL and DPLA on your web pages 3.  Collaborate on standards and controlled vocabularies 4.  Be curious about new opportunities for cooperation and sharing
  60. 60. Invitation to collection managers •  Contact: Rebekah Cummings MWDL Assistant Director (801) 587- 8893 rebekah.cummings@utah.edu •  Not quite ready? We can help you get there! –  New partner interview –  Hub services –  Training and support
  61. 61. Winter Webinar Series •  Every two weeks, November – March •  Two series: Partner Series/ Digital Tech Topics •  Check mwdl.org for updates Month November MWDL  Partner  Series Partnering  with  the   Mountain  West  Digital   Library   Date* Thursday,   11/21 11:00  am None Digital  Tech  Topics Date* N/A December MWDL  as  a  Service  Hub   Thursday,   for  the  Digital  Public   12/5 Library  of  America:   11:00  am   Update  and  Plans HarvesJng  Using  the  Open  Archives   IniJaJve  Protocol:  What  can  your   OAI  stream  tell  you?   Tuesday,   12/17,  11:00   am January HosJng  Hubs  Update:   Services,  Pricing,  and   Highlights Tuesday,   Digital  Asset  Management  System   1/7,  11:00   OpJons:  Report  of  the  DAM  Review   am Task  Force  at  the  University  of  Utah   Libraries  (Kinza  Masood) Tuesday,   1/21,  11:00   am February Partnering  with  the   Mountain  West  Digital   Library Thursday,   2/6 11:00  am Thursday,   2/20 11:00  am March Cultural  Heritage   IniJaJves:  Arizona   Memory  Project  and   Montana  Memory   Project  (Jen  Birnel/ Richard  Prouty)   Tuesday,   GeospaJal  Interfaces:  Examples  of   3/4,  11:00   innovaJve  front-­‐end  interfaces   am (Michelle  Olsen  and  the  geospaJal   interface  sub-­‐group)   GeospaJal  Discovery:  IniJal   recommendaJons  from  the  task   force  (Kristen  Jensen/Liz  WoolcoY)   *Dates subject to change. Check website for updates. Tuesday,   3/18 11:00  am
  62. 62. Hubs Meeting •  March 2014 (Exact date/location TBD) •  MWDL decision-making –  Partnership Agreement –  Price list –  Future services •  Opportunity to connect with regional hub managers –  Share best practices –  Find out what other digital libraries are doing –  Discuss important digital library topics
  63. 63. Questions? •  Sandra McIntyre Director (801) 585-0969 sandra.mcintyre@utah.edu •  Rebekah Cummings Assistant Director/Outreach Librarian (801) 587-8893 rebekah.cummings@utah.edu

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