Webinar Schedule

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Tuesday, June 24, 11:00 a.m.: DPLA Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP)

The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) is offering a free training and partnership opportunity starting this summer for Utah public librarians as part of the Digital Public Library of America Public Library Partnerships Project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Utah public librarians and other public library staff are invited to participate in training in a workshop setting with a small group of their peers, where they will learn valuable skills in setting up digital collections and online exhibits. See More

Thursday, July 17, 11:00 a.m.: Understanding rights for cultural heritage content

In this webinar, Amy Rudersdorf from the Digital Public Library of America will provide an overview of rights for cultural heritage content. The presentation will cover the concepts of public domain, creative commons licenses, and orphan works, and will address the implications of take-down requests.

Don’t miss this free opportunity to learn how we can make our collections more usable and friendly to our online patrons. After all, what is the point of digitizing all these wonderful historic materials if users have no idea what they can actually do with them?

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Tuesday, August 5, 11:00 a.m.: Creative Commons Tools and Resources for Librarians

Creative Commons is a librarian's best friend when it comes to explaining copyright, pointing others to free academic and educational resources, and highlighting reuse and attribution best practices. Learn about Creative Commons -- the organization and its mission; its copyright licenses; its public domain tools, especially CC0 (read CC Zero); how to discover, find and attribute CC-licensed content; and how to license your own content with a CC license. See More

Thursday, August 21, 11:00 a.m.: Partnering with MWDL

The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) provides a central search portal to over 900,000 digital resources from memory institutions in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Montana, and Hawaii. As a program of the Utah Academic Library Consortium for the last thirteen years, MWDL brings together 162 partners, including academic libraries, public libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and government agencies, to share expertise and resources for digitization, hosting, and aggregated search. See More

Tuesday, September 2, 11:00 a.m.: MWDL Application Profile

Join us for an informational session covering the basics of the Mountain West Digital Library Application profile. Learn about the history of collaboration that lead to the creation and revision of the Application Profile, and get practical knowledge about the MWDL's required and most commonly used optional fields. See More

Thursday, September 18, 11:00 a.m.: Digital Collections Spotlight

Ever wonder what others in the network are up to with their digital collections? What projects they are working on or strides they are making in digital technology? Join us at the MWDL Digital Collections Spotlight and find out what some of our partners are doing with their digital collections! See More

Thursday, October 2, 11:00 a.m.: Building online exhibits and writing for the web

Librarians are great at collecting, preserving, and descibing information, but not always so wonderful at making that information user-friendly online. In this webinar, Franky Abbott from the Digital Public Library of America and Tracy Medley from the University of Utah will describe how to create effective online exhibits and how to write for the web. See More

Tuesday, October 14, 11:00 a.m.: Generating funding for your digital project

We all have great ideas for digital projects but it takes money to make those digital library ideas a reality. Tom Scheinfeldt from the University of Connecticut Digital Media Center will discuss how to generate support for your digital projects including grants, in-kind support, and revenue. Tom will also discuss the downside of pursuing certain types of revenue streams such as advertisements and licensing. See More

Thursday, November 20, 11:00 a.m.: Geospatial recommendations

Excellent geospatial metadata allows users to search in new and interesting ways, but what exactly constitutes excellent geospatial metadata? In this webinar, MWDL's Geosptial Discovery Task Force co-chairs, Kristen Jensen and Liz Woolcott, will share the findings of the Task Force that will guide future development of the spatial field in MWDL's Dublin Core Application Profile. See More