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A central search portal for digital collections about the Mountain West region.

We provide free access to over 970,000 resources from universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, historical societies, and government agencies, counties, and municipalities in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Montana, Hawaii, and other parts of the U.S. West. To get more involved, see Member Resources.

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Digital Collections

Digital Library Partners

MWDL as a Service Hub for the Digital Public Library of America

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Learn about the Mountain West Digital Library's role as a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America.

Public Library Partnerships Project

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MWDL worked with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to provide digital skills training to public librarians and help a number of public libraries get digital collections online in 2015. Check out the new online exhibits that feature the new content! Also, see the new self-guided digitization curriculum we created along with other Service Hubs in the DPLA!

Upcoming Events

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24 February
MWDL Metadata Clinic [note changed date]
Where to find MWDL policies and guidelines on metadata
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
2:00-3:00 p.m. Mountain / 1:00-2:00 p.m. Pacific
2 March
MWDL Metadata Clinic
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Mountain / 10:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific


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