Mountain West Digital Library:
Sharing the Digital Collections of a Region
Director, Mountain West Digital Library
Mon., August 26, 2013
11:00 am–12:00 noon MDT / 10:00–11:00 am PDT
Part of the LYRASIS webinar series "Digital Collections Road Trip"
Free but registration required: http://bit.ly/1eXTxdG
The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) provides a central search portal to over 750,000 digital resources about Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, and Hawaii. As a program of the Utah Academic Library Consortium for the last twelve years, MWDL brings together more than 75 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 will talk about how the MWDL network came together and how partners work together across the region. She will also discuss the different perspectives often offered by larger aggregations of digital materials, and increasing open access to digital collections.