tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-40905285066127904542016-09-07T09:35:17.871-06:00Mountain West Digital Library NewsNews and ideas for the hubs and partners of the Mountain West Digital LibraryMWDLhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02582422535547284834noreply@blogger.comBlogger119125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-66279571146643388362016-09-06T10:39:00.000-06:002016-09-06T10:39:14.351-06:00New Collections from the University of UtahThese collections were previously harvested into MWDL, but we just created some web pages to showcase them. Check out some great oral histories, missionary diaries in Japan, manuscript collections focused on Utah history, architectural drawings, and more! H. Grant Ivins Papers  Nelson Higgins Papers Interviews with Jews in Utah Everett Ruess Family Papers Everett L. Cooley Oral History ProjectAnna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-63887873440215504762016-08-17T10:11:00.000-06:002016-09-07T09:35:17.891-06:00Welcome Buffalo Bill Center of the West - McCracken Research LibraryMWDL recently harvested several collections from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, McCracken Research Library. With the addition of the McCracken Research Library, MWDL has added a repository located in Wyoming! The digitized collections cover a variety of topics for researchers interested in the history of the western united states, with collections covering a variety of topics such as Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-33785178688949995722016-08-15T10:27:00.000-06:002016-08-15T10:27:08.428-06:00New Collections from Utah State ArchivesI'm happy to announce that we've just added some great collections from Utah State Archives! Ranging from maps, portraits of mayors and firefighters, to primary source documents connected with the trial and execution of Joe Hill. Cedar City (Utah) City and Cemetery Map Utah Semi-Centennial Commission Book of the Pioneers Utah Territorial Secretary Territorial Executive Papers Utah Third Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-12619675060758843642016-07-29T12:56:00.003-06:002016-07-29T12:56:31.246-06:00Three New Collections from University of Nevada, RenoMWDL has recently added three great new collections from the University of Nevada, Reno Digital Collections. This trio of collections provide highlights from the University of Nevada, Reno Library Special Collections focusing on political history, social justice, and citizen action. Paul Laxalt and Ronald Reagan Maya Miller Papers Western Shoshone Defense Project Photograph of Oro Nevada Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-51324174570257861782016-04-29T16:37:00.001-06:002016-04-29T16:37:30.825-06:002016 MWDL Member Spring Repository Meeting and Digitization Committee Meetings - Save the Dates! The dates for the MWDL Member Spring Repository Meeting and Digitization Committee Meeting will be Monday, June 13th, and Tuesday June 14th, at the Rio Grande Depot in Salt Lake City. The Member Repository Meeting, for representatives of member repositories only, will be held on the 13th,  beginning at about 1:00 p.m. The Digitization Committee Meeting, open to all MWDL collections Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-82205398307664200162016-02-11T15:07:00.000-07:002016-02-11T15:16:38.374-07:00MWDL's Best Practices for Geospatial Metadata Creation now available If you're interested in having your digital collections materials show up on the map interface provided on the Digital Public Library of America portal, start planning to add geospatial metadata to your records! The Mountain West Digital Library Geospatial Discovery Task Force spent many months reviewing different options, and now Best Practices for Geospatial Metadata Creation for MWDL CulturalSandra McIntyrehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02010404905252771830noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-47358815235705606782015-11-21T16:54:00.001-07:002015-11-21T16:54:07.222-07:00New tools for rapid auditing of your collections metadataA few months back, we learned about some useful tools for metadata auditing. The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center shared these tools with other Service Hubs in the Digital Public Library of America network, including MWDL. I customized NCDHC's tools to reflect the required and recommended fields in the MWDL Dublin Core Application Profile. We have started to use them to audit metadata for Sandra McIntyrehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02010404905252771830noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-48201510025973853982015-11-10T11:52:00.001-07:002015-11-10T11:52:44.324-07:00Need funding to digitize another collection? Cultural heritage organizations in Utah may want to consider applying for a digitization grant from the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB). The next deadline is December 18. Contact Janell Tuttle, jtuttle@utah.gov, (801) 531-3845, for more information or check out http://archives.utah.gov/USHRAB/grants.html.Sandra McIntyrehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02010404905252771830noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-63438161362909409222015-10-07T11:14:00.001-06:002015-10-09T17:47:22.300-06:00New self-guided curriculum for digitization As part of the Public Library Partnerships Project over the last year and a half, Mountain West Digital Library staff and partners helped design, prepare, and present training modules about digital skills training. MWDL was one of four Service Hubs in the Digital Public Library of America to participate in this national project.  First we presented the trainings at three workshops for publicSandra McIntyrehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02010404905252771830noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-58071226436275981622015-06-23T14:44:00.000-06:002015-06-23T14:44:21.919-06:00Recent new collections added to MWDLFirst of all, let's welcome Stacks from the Idaho Commission for Libraries to the MWDL! We are still working on some additional technical troubleshooting that needs to be completed before we harvest the entire repository, but right now we have over 18,000 of the 27,000 Idaho government documents offered by Stacks. These records complement our existing government documents collections from Utah, Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-79125128162268025012015-06-05T10:55:00.000-06:002015-06-05T10:55:08.254-06:00National Doughnut Day!It is National Doughnut Day today, and MWDL is bring you plenty of doughnut-related materials! Did you know that MWDL has photos of the process involved in making handmade doughnuts from start to finish, thanks to the Utah State University Grouse Creek Cultural Survey: Mormon Buckaroo Territory:1985 collection? Take a trip back in history and explore doughnut making in 1985. Tami Tanner with Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-50622815487233851062015-05-18T10:37:00.001-06:002015-05-18T10:37:05.575-06:00So many new collections!We've been adding a ton of new collections in the past several weeks, thanks to the grant programs (Digital Services Mini-Contracts and Public Library Partnerships Program) that provided additional support for new digitization programs from the Digital Public Library of America, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Many MWDL partners were also Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-20680794756849613122015-04-21T16:58:00.002-06:002015-04-21T16:58:45.702-06:00New Collections from the Salt Lake City Library and the Lifestory Library FoundationToday we have two more new collections to highlight. Both of these collections were supported by expanded funding offered to MWDL partners through DPLA, with one being a Public Library Partnerships Collection and the other from our recent round of Digital Services Mini Contracts. Both of these partners worked with the great team in Digital Operations at the J. Willard Marriott Library. The Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-21910631290131143602015-04-20T15:24:00.002-06:002015-04-20T15:26:02.676-06:00Recently Added Public Library Partnerships Project collections from Montana Memory Project Working with Digital Public Library of America and Mountain West Digital Library service hubs to develop a curriculum and support for new collections from public libraries was a large focus of MWDL work for the past several months. It is great to celebrate the work that went in to creating these wonderful new collections, now available in the MWDL! Here are new collections from the Montana Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-90027492112107944462015-04-06T09:19:00.001-06:002015-04-06T09:19:21.850-06:00Recently added collections from Utah Valley University and Arizona Memory ProjectWe've been adding a bunch of new collections and partners to MWDL recently! Here are some new collections for you to explore. From Utah Valley University Library: Utah Valley University Course Catalogs - Explore some institutional history with these course catalogs. Just how many names has Utah Valley University had since it was founded? J. Clayton Tullis Utah State Capitol Collection - Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-41655263294622854632015-03-26T13:16:00.001-06:002015-03-26T13:16:44.039-06:00Two New Collections from Utah Valley Univesity - Visit Historic American Fork and FillmoreThe folks at Utah Valley University have been hard at work digitizing new collections! The American Fork City Public Library created a great collection for the Public Library Partnerships Project, the American Fork City Royalty Collection. Now you can learn more about the history of American Fork in the newly available Historical American Fork collection. Main Street American Fork, Utah, Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-82793140216731151922015-03-03T10:50:00.000-07:002015-03-03T10:50:41.173-07:00New Collections from the University of IdahoWe recently added three new collections from the University of Idaho! The Idaho Forester - This publication from the University of Idaho's Forestry Department contains research articles, forest industry information, and much more. The Idaho Forester, 1923 Kyle Laughlin Photographs - This collection features photos of the Laughlin family, as well as historic and natural sites from Idaho andAnna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-68833993802994624102015-02-06T09:23:00.000-07:002015-02-06T09:23:48.187-07:00Monsters and Earthquakes from Utah State UniversityWe have just added two very interesting collections from Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library! San Francisco (CA) Earthquake Snapshots - This collection of 25 photographs taken by John Lorin Taylor document the aftermath of the earthquake of 1906. View of the Hall in ruins from Market Street after the San Francisco Earthquake, San Francisco, California, April 16, 1906 Bear Lake Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-28712498012491033172015-01-30T12:39:00.001-07:002015-01-30T13:32:48.145-07:00Making that pesky "Rights" field a little less pesky Those of you who have submitted collections to the Mountain West Digital Library know that "Rights" is one of MWDL's eight required fields according to the MWDL Dublin Core Application Profile. The reason for this is that it's incredibly important for users to know if there are any copyright restrictions on the items available through our library. The copyright status of an item determines Rebekah Cummingshttps://plus.google.com/105476754169080226350noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-24677308389625874092015-01-26T12:16:00.002-07:002015-01-26T12:17:06.114-07:00January Harvesting UpdateWe've been adding a bunch of new collections in January and have a few more on track to be added this week! Here's what we've added recently: From Salt Lake Community College: Salt Lake Community College Culinary Arts Program Archives - There are over 800 menus in this impressive archive! From the Montana Memory Project: Books, Pamphlets and Ephemera from the University of Montana  Bud Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-67787511098249945642015-01-23T16:29:00.003-07:002015-01-23T17:27:29.800-07:00Diversity of cultural heritage items: We can do better We have done some good Our colleagues at the Digital Public Library of America reviewed harvesting statistics from 2014 in a recent post, "Tracking DPLA’s growth in 2014."  See full-sized graph. Of the hubs serving up metadata to the DPLA, the Mountain West Digital Library had the largest number of cultural heritage materials about diverse groups in America (see graph). With over 30,000 itemsSandra McIntyrehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02010404905252771830noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-67463484501390152952014-12-09T11:27:00.003-07:002014-12-09T11:29:25.097-07:00New Collections in MWDL for November and early December!Here is a quick summary of the great new collections that we've been adding to the MWDL over the past few weeks! From Salt Lake Community College, we have the Salt Lake Community College Audiovisual Archives and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Collection. SLCC: The Bottom Line Advertisement We've added new collections from Utah State University, the Barre Toelken Fieldwork Image Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-46873973426654447192014-11-25T11:24:00.003-07:002014-11-25T11:37:29.010-07:00UVU's Pioneers in Your Attic Collection Last fall, many of the people in the MWDL network participated in the Pioneers in Your Attic project. The premise of the project was to have representatives from different digital libraries take their scanners on the road and encourage people to bring their family histories out of their attics to be scanned and added to online library collections. Over the course of several months, members of Rebekah Cummingshttps://plus.google.com/105476754169080226350noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-51744790342366210142014-11-20T15:24:00.001-07:002014-11-20T15:24:11.421-07:00Congratulations to University of Nevada Reno on their Digital Collections Redesign!Digital Collections at MWDL Partner University of Nevada Reno have a new site! Check out the new portal and explore their great digital resources. I was interested to see some of the new ways UNR is encouraging users to interact with their digital collections. You can help identify people in photos on a Pinterest page with the UNR Photo Who's Who Project. There's a new crowd-sourced Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4090528506612790454.post-46523472532313792222014-11-14T09:26:00.000-07:002014-11-14T09:26:37.246-07:00MWDL Collections Word Cloud with Voyant Cirrus toolI'm thinking a bit about the subject coverage across MWDL collections, and the patterns that emerge when we get collections on the same topics across the different states that MWDL serves. I'm just starting to explore the idea of doing some work with visualization tools, and I thought I would put up my first try at using Voyant's Cirrus, which is a tool for working with text. Documentation on Anna Neatrourhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038066602543681188noreply@blogger.com0