Sharing Our Collections on the National Stage:
Digital Hubs Pilot Project Update, part 2
Sandra McIntyre, MWDL Program Director
Thursday, March 28, 2013
2:00-3:00 pm MDT / 1:00-2:00 pm PDT
When DPLA launches with a gala celebration on April 18, the U.S. will finally have its first national digital library. On the new DPLA portal, libraries, museums, and archives around the country will share millions of resources and dozens of tools for the public to use, free of charge. Collections from the Mountain West Digital Library are among the digital resources that are shared. MWDL was selected as one of seven service hubs from around the country for the initial launch, and it will continue to serve as the on-ramp for memory institutions in the Mountain West to contribute metadata about their digital collections. The DPLA is creating a new level of openness in its access to the nation's cultural and scientific heritage, and MWDL partners, as our region's content providers to the DPLA portal, may wish to understand the philosophy and the policy statements behind this open access. Sandra presents some background about this and updates about progress on ingestion.