Overview of the 
Mountain West Digital Library 
The Power of Partnership
Overview 
• The MWDL Collaborative 
• Value of Partnership 
• Working with an MWDL Hub 
• Sharing Regionally: MWDL 
• Inte...
Mountain West 
Digital Library 
• Formed in 2001 as 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 
c...
MWDL 
Discovery portal 
Digital library community 
Digital Public Library of America 
on-ramp
http://mwdl.org
Types of resources 
Photographs, maps, artworks, 
scholarly documents, music, sounds, 
books, birth and death records, 
fi...
Digital Library 
Community 
• History in Your Attic 
• Public Library Partnerships Project 
• Digitization Mini-Contracts ...
Public Library 
Partnerships Project 
Training for Public Librarians 
Public Librarians workshop, May 2014
Partners 
164 institutions 
• Academic libraries 
• Academic departments 
• Archives 
• Historical societies 
• Museums 
•...
Partners 
In six states: 
• Utah 
• Nevada 
• Arizona 
• Idaho 
• Montana 
• Hawaii
MWDL Staff 
• Sandra McIntyre 
Director 
• Rebekah Cummings 
Assistant Director/ 
Outreach Librarian 
• Anna Neatrour 
Dig...
DPLA Onramp
DPLA Onramp
Governance and 
Consultation 
• UALC Council of Directors 
• UALC Digitization Committee 
• Advisory Committee (in formati...
Funding and Support 
• UALC funding 
• DPLA sub-grants 2013-2015 
• In-kind support from Marriott Library
Digitization and hosting 
WORKING WITH 
AN MWDL HUB
Tiered Infrastructure 
Three tiered model 
• Collections Partners Tier (“Partners”) – 
Own and manage collections 
• Hosti...
Digital Library 
Community
Tiered Services 
• Distributed network 
• Flexible and scalable 
• Consolidates equipment and expertise 
• Reinforces stan...
Digital Assets 
Management Systems 
NW Digital 
Archives: Utah 
EAD Files BYU Finding 
Aids 
Repository
Hub Services 
• Digitization 
• Metadata Assignment/ Assistance 
• Online hosting in digital assets 
management system 
• ...
MWDL Services 
• Harvesting metadata/ 
aggregation 
• Training for new partners 
• Central search portal 
• Sharing access...
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...
Working together to make it happen 
INTEROPERABILITY
Standards and Policies
Partnership Agreement 
http://mwdl.org/docs/MWDL_Partnership 
_Agreement_ver12_2008-03-14.pdf
Standard Prices
Metadata Standard 
• Qualified Dublin Core 
• 8 required fields; 2 
other mandatory-if-applicable 
fields 
• Preservation ...
Imaging Standard 
• Bibliographical Center for Research (BCR) 
document: 
Digital Imaging Best Practices 
“The planisphere...
Setting Up a 
Repository 
http://mwdl.org/getinvolved/repository_setup.php
Submitting a 
Collection
Jumping on board 
OPEN 
INVITATION 
An invitation to an inspection and wetting-down party. 
Brigham Young University – Haw...
Invitation to repository 
managers 
1. Open up your metadata for harvest 
2. Link to MWDL and DPLA on your web 
pages 
3. ...
Invitation to collection 
managers 
• Contact: 
Rebekah Cummings 
MWDL Assistant Director 
(801) 587-8893 
rebekah.cumming...
Get Involved 
with MWDL 
• Resources for members and perspective 
members: 
http://mwdl.org/getinvolved/getinvolved.php 
•...
Fall Webinar Series 
http://mwdl.org/events/webinars/webinarschedule.php
MWDL 
Partnership Summit 
• Open to any eligible group 
that has agreed to MWDL 
Partnership Agreement 
• Discuss future d...
Questions? 
• Sandra McIntyre 
Director 
(801) 585-0969 
sandra.mcintyre@utah.edu
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  1. 1. Overview of the Mountain West Digital Library The Power of Partnership
  2. 2. Overview • The MWDL Collaborative • Value of Partnership • Working with an MWDL Hub • Sharing Regionally: MWDL • Interoperability • Sharing Nationally: Digital Public Library of America • Open Invitation to Participate
  3. 3. Mountain West Digital Library • Formed in 2001 as 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 pull together the digital collections in the Mountain West region at mwdl.org
  5. 5. MWDL Discovery portal Digital library community Digital Public Library of America on-ramp
  6. 6. http://mwdl.org
  7. 7. Types of resources Photographs, maps, artworks, scholarly documents, music, sounds, books, birth and death records, finding aids, and more!
  8. 8. Digital Library Community • History in Your Attic • Public Library Partnerships Project • Digitization Mini-Contracts • MWDL Webinar Series • Task Forces • In-person training
  9. 9. Public Library Partnerships Project Training for Public Librarians Public Librarians workshop, May 2014
  10. 10. Partners 164 institutions • Academic libraries • Academic departments • Archives • Historical societies • Museums • National heritage institutions • Natural history associations • Public libraries • Publishers • Academic presses • State Libraries • Other state agencies
  11. 11. Partners In six states: • Utah • Nevada • Arizona • Idaho • Montana • Hawaii
  12. 12. MWDL Staff • Sandra McIntyre Director • Rebekah Cummings Assistant Director/ Outreach Librarian • Anna Neatrour Digital Metadata Librarian • Our newest addition! Evan Young Web Development Assistant
  13. 13. DPLA Onramp
  14. 14. DPLA Onramp
  15. 15. Governance and Consultation • UALC Council of Directors • UALC Digitization Committee • Advisory Committee (in formation)
  16. 16. Funding and Support • UALC funding • DPLA sub-grants 2013-2015 • In-kind support from Marriott Library
  17. 17. Digitization and hosting WORKING WITH AN MWDL HUB
  18. 18. Tiered Infrastructure Three tiered model • Collections Partners Tier (“Partners”) – Own and manage collections • Hosting Tier (“Hubs”) - Host the digital materials • Central Aggregating Server Tier (MWDL) – Harvest metadata from hubs
  19. 19. Digital Library Community
  20. 20. Tiered Services • Distributed network • Flexible and scalable • Consolidates equipment and expertise • Reinforces standards • Facilitates collaboration
  21. 21. Digital Assets Management Systems NW Digital Archives: Utah EAD Files BYU Finding Aids Repository
  22. 22. Hub Services • Digitization • Metadata Assignment/ Assistance • Online hosting in digital assets management system • Metadata shared for MWDL harvest • Long-term preservation (some hubs)
  23. 23. MWDL Services • Harvesting metadata/ aggregation • Training for new partners • Central search portal • Sharing access with DPLA • Collaboration on standards and best practices • Platform for collaboration
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. International Protocols • Open Archives Initiative (OAI) for transmitting metadata over the Web http://openarchives.org – Based on XML – Commonly used for harvesting
  26. 26. Working together to make it happen INTEROPERABILITY
  27. 27. Standards and Policies
  28. 28. Partnership Agreement http://mwdl.org/docs/MWDL_Partnership _Agreement_ver12_2008-03-14.pdf
  29. 29. Standard Prices
  30. 30. Metadata Standard • Qualified Dublin Core • 8 required fields; 2 other mandatory-if-applicable fields • Preservation fields recommended
  31. 31. Imaging Standard • Bibliographical Center for Research (BCR) document: Digital Imaging Best Practices “The planisphere of Copernicus, or Copernicus' hypothesis of the entire universe, in a planar view” University of Utah
  32. 32. Setting Up a Repository http://mwdl.org/getinvolved/repository_setup.php
  33. 33. Submitting a Collection
  34. 34. Jumping on board OPEN INVITATION An invitation to an inspection and wetting-down party. Brigham Young University – Hawaii Campus.
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. Get Involved with MWDL • Resources for members and perspective members: http://mwdl.org/getinvolved/getinvolved.php • Like us on Facebook + follow on Twitter (@MWDigLib) • Check out our blog: http://mwdlnews.blogspot.com/
  38. 38. Fall Webinar Series http://mwdl.org/events/webinars/webinarschedule.php
  39. 39. MWDL Partnership Summit • Open to any eligible group that has agreed to MWDL Partnership Agreement • Discuss future directions for MWDL • Network with colleagues!
  40. 40. Questions? • Sandra McIntyre Director (801) 585-0969 sandra.mcintyre@utah.edu

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