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1 Sandra McIntyre Program Director

2 OVERVIEW Analysis

3 Overview Goals History and governance Infrastructure Frontiers With DPLA

4 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 History and governance Early 2000s: digitization collaboration between University of Utah and Utah State Historical Society Kenning Arlitsch requested support in 2001 from Utah Academic Library Consortium Governed by UALC Council of Directors Policies developed by UALC Digitization Committee

6 INFRA STRUCTURE How we are put together

7 Infrastructure Distributed network Tiered services Standards and best practices Partnerships Aggregation

8 Distributed network Mountain West Digital Library Univ of Utah BYU 1BYU 2 Southern Utah Univ Health Educ. Assets Library Utah Valley Univ Utah State Univ 1 Utah State Univ 2 Weber State Univ Salt Lake Comm. College Utah State Archives 1 Utah State Archives 2 Utah State Library Univ of Nevada Las Vegas Univ of Nevada Reno Utah Education Network Utah Dvsn Arts & Museums Utah Digital Newspapers

9 MWDL Central Hosting Hubs Collection Partners Tiered services MWDL Central

10 Partnerships Academic departments Academic libraries Academic presses Archives (counties, states, cities) Historical societies Museums, including art museums National heritage areas Natural history associations Public libraries Publishers (journal, magazine, newspaper) State Agencies State Library State Historical Societies

11 Partnerships Geographic coverage: Utah Nevada Southern Idaho Hawaii In process: Arizona More in Idaho

12 Partnerships Partnership Agreement –Partner sets digitization priorities and secures funding –Partner ensures usage rights, privacy, and other legal considerations –Collections are branded for recognition to partner –Hubs provide training and project setup for partners

13 Standards and best practices

14 Qualified Dublin Core Metadata mappings to QDC from other systems 8 required fields; 2 other mandatory-if- applicable fields Preservation fields recommended Standards and best practices

15 Bibliographical Center for Research (BCR) document: Digital Imaging Best Practices Standards and best practices



18 Aggregation Types of resources: Photographs Maps, plans, and drawings Artworks Scholarly documents Music, oral histories, other sounds Videoclips, animations, Powerpoint presentations Books Mintes, log books, reports, bills and ordinances Birth and death records Finding aids Newspapers 700,000 resources in 366 collections

19 Example in CONTENTdm


21 Aggregation in Ex Libris Primo An integrated discovery system Harvests via OAI and other mechanisms Harvests multiple repository types Powerful searching Online delivery


23 Results in MWDL

24 FRONTIERS Where we need to go

25 Innovation Geospatial metadata project Search engine optimization for digital repositories, with Kenning Arlitsch et al. Linked Data exploration

26 Collaboration Western Archival Network, with –Northwest Digital Archives –Rocky Mountain Online Archive Regional digital preservation network Distributed internship program Including full range of partners in governance and participation

27 Sustainability Funding beyond Utah Academic Library Consortium’s limited budget –Funding Development Task Force –State legislative requests –Grants for innovation projects –Membership fee or direct services fees

28 WITH DPLA Moving forward

29 With DPLA 1. Providing metadata for harvest 2. Facilitating the conversation about usage rights 3. Customized metadata assistance 4. Expanding services to underserved memory institutions 5. Repository services 6. Community services

30 Questions welcome! Sandra McIntyre Program Director Mountain West Digital Library 801.585.0969

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