Beta site in Primo
An internal review of the Mountain West Digital Library’s new beta site in Ex Libris Primo was announced on December 15, 2010, and will be underway through the beginning of 2011. During this metadata-oriented review period, collection managers throughout the MWDL network will examine their collections’ metadata as it appears in the new site and comment on the normalization rules that have been customized for MWDL-harvested collections.
Primo is a leader among the current generation of integrated discovery tools — a one-stop discovery and delivery solution. Ex Libris’ goal with Primo is to “bridge the gap between current library systems and today’s user expectations” and to help libraries “reclaim their position as a preferred source for information discovery.”
The Mountain West Digital Library is a flagship program of the Utah Academic Library Consortium, with over 350 collections from more than 50 partner organizations, including higher education libraries, museums, historical societies, archives, public libraries, state agencies, counties, and municipalities. MWDL provides free access to hundreds of thousands of digitized resources about the Mountain West region of the United States, including many valuable historical and cultural heritage materials.