Many of our partners describe their special collections and archives with the use of "finding aids" that provide a register or inventory of physical collections. Using a standard called Encoded Archival Description (EAD), organizations place these finding aids online, and MWDL provides a search of them here.
The Utah Academic Library Consortium, in conjunction with the Mountain West Digital Library, has launched a pioneer legacy digital project wherein 19th century overland migration is being examined from every aspect of this great transcontinental movement.
We have been working to find ways to highlight the geospatial coverage of our collections. These maps use the available metadata in the field mapped to the Dublin Core refinement spatial. The maps included utilize Google Maps, Viewshare, and Google Fusion Tables to generate heatmaps of MWDL collections.