Partnering with the Mountain West Digital Library
Rebekah Cummings, Assistant Director/Outreach Librarian
Sandra McIntyre, Director
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon MST / 10:00–11:00 a.m. PST
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 126 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.
Rebekah and Sandra 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.