Collaborating in the Mountain West
Access to Digital Resources and a Whole Lot More
Formed in 2001:
A program of the
Utah Academic
Library Consortium
Mountain West
Digital Library
Goal
Share primary sources
of the Mountain West
for broad access
online
Strategies
 Discovery portal
 Digital library community
 Digital Public Library of America on-ramp
http://mwdl.org
Types of resources
in MWDL
• Photographs
• Maps, plans, and drawings
• Artworks
• Scholarly documents (“institutional repo...
159 Partners
• Academic libraries
• Academic departments
• Archives (counties, states,
etc.)
• Historical societies
• Muse...
159 Partners
In these states:
• Utah
• Nevada
• Arizona
• Idaho
• Montana
• Hawaii
31 Hosting Hubs
Provide hosting in
a digital assets
management
system and other
digital services
Distributed Network
The growing
national network
Services from Hubs
• Digitization services
• Metadata assignment services
(some hubs)
• Online hosting in digital assets
m...
Services from
MWDL Staff
• Facilitating standards development by
the collaborative
• Training in assigning metadata
• Data...
MWDL Infrastructure
Support
• J. Willard Marriott Library at University
of Utah
• Help from other partner institutions
Digital Library
Community
Linked Data Workshop
Public Librarians digitization training
Digital Library
Community
Public Librarians digitization training
Current initiatives
• Digital Assets Management System
Interest Group
• Geospatial Discovery Task Force
• Scanning events:...
MWDL Staff
• Sandra McIntyre
Director
• Rebekah Cummings
Assistant Director/
Outreach Librarian
• Anna Neatrour
Digital Me...
Governance and
Consultation
• UALC Council of Directors
• UALC Digitization Committee
• Advisory Committee (in formation)
Funding
• UALC funding
• DPLA grants 2013-2015
Partnership Agreement
http://mwdl.org/docs/MWDL_Partnership_Agreement_ver12_2008-
03-14.pdf
Standard Prices
• Qualified Dublin Core
• 8 required fields; 2
other mandatory-if-
applicable fields
• Preservation fields
recommended
Met...
Setting Up a
Repository
http://mwdl.org/getinvolved/repository_setup.php
Sharing with DPLA
Part of the
national network
Robert Darnton in Utah
Open Access of
Digital Collections
• Open Access movement
• Increasingly networked environment =
higher expectations
• IML...
MWDL service hub
The Digital Public Library of America
will make the cultural and
scientific heritage of humanity
available, free of charge...
Data Licensing
Questions?
Sandra McIntyre
MWDL Director
(801) 585-0969
sandra.mcintyre@utah.edu
Twitter: @sinawava, @MWDigLib
Blog: http:...
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Presentation by Sandra McIntyre, director of the Mountain West Digital Library, a digital collaborative serving memory institutions in the Mountain West states of the U.S. Part of "Librarians as Digital Leaders: Collaborating in the Development and Use of Digitized Collections," a panel at the American Library Association Annual Conference sponsored by ACRL and led by Maura Marx, deputy director of the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in Las Vegas, June 28, 2014.

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Collaborating in the Mountain West: Access to Digital Resources and a Whole Lot More

  1. 1. Collaborating in the Mountain West Access to Digital Resources and a Whole Lot More
  2. 2. Formed in 2001: A program of the Utah Academic Library Consortium Mountain West Digital Library
  3. 3. Goal Share primary sources of the Mountain West for broad access online
  4. 4. Strategies  Discovery portal  Digital library community  Digital Public Library of America on-ramp
  5. 5. http://mwdl.org
  6. 6. Types of resources in MWDL • Photographs • 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”)
  7. 7. 159 Partners • Academic libraries • Academic departments • Archives (counties, states, etc.) • Historical societies • Museums • National heritage institutions • Natural history associations • Public libraries • Publishers • Academic presses • State Libraries • Other state agencies
  8. 8. 159 Partners In these states: • Utah • Nevada • Arizona • Idaho • Montana • Hawaii
  9. 9. 31 Hosting Hubs Provide hosting in a digital assets management system and other digital services
  10. 10. Distributed Network
  11. 11. The growing national network
  12. 12. Services from Hubs • Digitization services • Metadata assignment services (some hubs) • Online hosting in digital assets management system • Metadata shared for MWDL harvest • Long-term preservation (some hubs)
  13. 13. Services from MWDL Staff • Facilitating standards development by the collaborative • Training in assigning metadata • Data enhancement services • Aggregation into Digital Public Library of America • Assistance with digital exhibits
  14. 14. MWDL Infrastructure Support • J. Willard Marriott Library at University of Utah • Help from other partner institutions
  15. 15. Digital Library Community Linked Data Workshop Public Librarians digitization training
  16. 16. Digital Library Community Public Librarians digitization training
  17. 17. Current initiatives • Digital Assets Management System Interest Group • Geospatial Discovery Task Force • Scanning events: “History in Your Attic” • Linked Data Task Force • Digital Preservation Task Force • Data Curation Interest Group
  18. 18. MWDL Staff • Sandra McIntyre Director • Rebekah Cummings Assistant Director/ Outreach Librarian • Anna Neatrour Digital Metadata Librarian • Nick Hayen Web Portal Assistant Nick, Rebekah, Sandra, and Anna
  19. 19. Governance and Consultation • UALC Council of Directors • UALC Digitization Committee • Advisory Committee (in formation)
  20. 20. Funding • UALC funding • DPLA grants 2013-2015
  21. 21. Partnership Agreement http://mwdl.org/docs/MWDL_Partnership_Agreement_ver12_2008- 03-14.pdf
  22. 22. Standard Prices
  23. 23. • Qualified Dublin Core • 8 required fields; 2 other mandatory-if- applicable fields • Preservation fields recommended Metadata Standard
  24. 24. Setting Up a Repository http://mwdl.org/getinvolved/repository_setup.php
  25. 25. Sharing with DPLA
  26. 26. Part of the national network Robert Darnton in Utah
  27. 27. Open Access of Digital Collections • Open Access movement • Increasingly networked environment = higher expectations • IMLS requirements and other government funding that mandates openness • U.S. Registrar of Copyrights, 3/20/2013: “Call for Updates to U.S. Copyright Law” • White House commitment to Open Data
  28. 28. MWDL service hub
  29. 29. The Digital Public Library of America will make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all.
  30. 30. Data Licensing
  31. 31. Questions? Sandra McIntyre MWDL Director (801) 585-0969 sandra.mcintyre@utah.edu Twitter: @sinawava, @MWDigLib Blog: http://mwdlnews.blogspot.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mountainwest digitallibrary
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