Get Involved

Here are helpful resources for the Collection Partners and Member Repositories of the Mountain West Digital Library.

Resources for
Collection Partners

Policies and Guidelines

See Policies and Guidelines for a clickable list of policies and guidelines that have been adopted by MWDL partners.

Submitting a Collection to MWDL

To include a collection for harvest into the Mountain West Digital Library, complete the form Submit a Collection for Ingestion into MWDL. If the repository that hosts the collection has not already been harvested by MWDL, talk with your repository manager about becoming a Member Repository.

Partnering with Digital Public Library of America

We are proud to be one of the first Service Hubs in the Digital Public Library of America. Please see more about our work with DPLA at The Digital Public Library of America and MWDL.

Resources for
Member Repositories

Joining MWDL

Mountain West Digital Library harvests from many digital collections repositories around the region. We welcome new Member Repositories at any time. Please see our guide to Becoming a Member Repository.

Preparing for Harvest

The Mountain West Digital Library welcomes new hosting hubs to the network of digital collections about our region. To ready your repository, please see Setting Up a Repository for Harvest.

Checking the OAI Stream

Querying your collection's OAI stream in a Web browser is a great way to check the mapping of your fields, and to see if any text is getting truncated or any non-Unicode characters are being included, leading to garbling of the results. Check out our instructions for OAI Queries.

Upcoming Harvests

We are busy adding new collections to the MWDL. Check MWDL Ingestion Queue to get updated about current and upcoming projects.

Resources for Everyone

Search MWDL from Your Web Pages

If you would like to promote MWDL on your own web pages, or let your patrons search MWDL from your web page, see our discovery tools page for a logo button and a search widget.

Search DPLA from Your Web Pages

Also see the DPLA search widget on the DPLA page to connect your users with even more resources!