Welcome to the
Mountain West Digital Library
The Power of Partnership
Overview

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The MWDL Collaborative
Resources of a Region
Working with an MWDL Hub
Sharing Regionally
Interope...
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
cultur...
http://mwdl.org
MWDL Staff

• Sandra McIntyre
Director
• Rebekah Cummings
Assistant Director/Outreach Librarian
• Anna Neatrour
Digital Me...
MWDL Infrastructure
Support
• J. Willard Marriott Library at University
of Utah
• Occasional help from other partner
insti...
Partners
• Academic libraries
• Academic departments
• Archives
(counties, states, etc.)
• Historical societies
• Museums
...
Partners
In these states:
• Utah
• Nevada
• Arizona
• Idaho
• Hawaii
• Soon: Montana
Governance and
Consultation
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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
Maps, plans, and drawings
Artworks
Scholarly documents (“insti...
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 it...
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

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Distributed network
Flexible and scalable
Consolidates equipment and expertise
Reinforces standa...
Tiered Services

Hub
Hub

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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
– Tr...
New collection
Metadata harvested into MWDL

SHARING
REGIONALLY
Infrastructure:
Ex Libris Primo

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An integrated discovery system
Powerful harvesting of digital collections
Powe...
International Protocols

• Open Archives Initiative (OAI)
for transmitting metadata over the Web
http://openarchives.org
–...
New collection
MWDL Services

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Additional training for partners
Metadata aggregation
Powerful central search
Sharing metadata for...
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 dig...
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
other...
Standards and
Policies
Current initiatives

• Digital Assets Management System
Interest Group
• Geospatial Discovery Task Force
• Training and Ou...
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
National Arch...
Digital Hubs Pilot

Create the on-ramp for memory
institutions – libraries, archives, and
museums – to contributing conten...
Digital Hubs Pilot
Service Hubs

1.Digital Commonwealth (Massachusetts)
2.Digital Library of Georgia
3.Kentucky Digital Li...
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. Colla...
Invitation to collection
managers
• Contact:
Rebekah Cummings
MWDL Assistant Director
(801) 587- 8893
rebekah.cummings@uta...
Winter Webinar Series
• Every two weeks, November – March
• Two series: Partner Series/ Digital Tech Topics
• Check mwdl.o...
Hubs Meeting
• March 2014 (Exact date/location TBD)

• MWDL decision-making
– Partnership Agreement
– Price list
– Future ...
Questions?

• Sandra McIntyre
Director
(801) 585-0969
sandra.mcintyre@utah.edu
• Rebekah Cummings
Assistant Director/Outre...
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Welcome to the Mountain West Digital Library: The Power of Partnership

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Sandra McIntyre, MWDL Director
Rebekah Cummings, MWDL Assistant Director/Outreach Librarian

The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) provides a central search portal to over 800,000 digital resources from memory institutions in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, and Hawaii. As a program of the Utah Academic Library Consortium for the last twelve years, MWDL brings together 122 partners, including academic libraries, public libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and government agencies, to share expertise and resources for digitization, hosting, and aggregated search. As one of the first six service hubs to the Digital Public Library of America, MWDL provides the on-ramp for DPLA participation to memory institutions in the Mountain West.

Sandra and Rebekah will talk about how the MWDL network came together and how partners work together across the region. They will also discuss how to join the Mountain West Digital Library, what it means to be an MWDL partner, and the benefits of partnership.

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  • Some of our newest partners:Brigham Young University Howard W. Hunter Law LibraryFamilySearch InternationalLDS Church History LibraryUniversity of IdahoBoise State UniversityIdaho Commission for Libraries Utah Division of Arts and Museums
  • Special Collections
  • Mormon Missionary Diaries
  • Basque Dance, 1950
  • Arizona Latina Trailblazers
  • Frank Beckwith Collection
  • George Beard Collection
  • Special Collections – Hoover Dam construction
  • Photograph of trout being added for the first time to Joe’s Valley Reservoir in Emery County in 1966From a collection created by Utah State History
  • And here, under the photograph, is the metadata with information about the photograph. This includes technical information about the photograph as well as descriptive information and processing information.
  • And here, under the photograph, is the metadata with information about the photograph. This includes technical information about the photograph as well as descriptive information and processing information.
  • Welcome to the Mountain West Digital Library: The Power of Partnership

    1. 1. Welcome to the Mountain West Digital Library The Power of Partnership
    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 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 Utah Arizona Las Vegas Archives Memory State Library Project 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 December MWDL as a Service Hub for the Digital Public Library of America: Update and Plans January Digital Tech Topics Date* N/A Thursday, 12/5 11:00 am Harvesting Using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol: What can your OAI stream tell you? Tuesday, 12/17, 11:00 am Hosting Hubs Update: Services, Pricing, and Highlights Tuesday, 1/7, 11:00 am Digital Asset Management System Options: Report of the DAM Review 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 Geospatial Discovery: Initial recommendations from the task force (Kristen Jensen/Liz Woolcott) Thursday, 2/20 11:00 am March Cultural Heritage Initiatives: Arizona Memory Project and Montana Memory Project (Jen Birnel/Richard Prouty) Tuesday, 3/4, 11:00 am Geospatial Interfaces: Examples of innovative front-end interfaces (Michelle Olsen and the geospatial interface sub-group) Tuesday, 3/18 11:00 am *Dates subject to change. Check website for updates.
    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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