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2018 Meeting

MWDL Member Repositories and Digitization Conference

July 10-11, 2018

Tuesday, July 10 2018 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, July 11 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm

Both meetings will be held at:
J. Willard Marriott Library (Room 1705F)
The University of Utah, S Campus Dr,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Some info about accessing the Library

Google Map to the building

Directions from the airport

Parking at the J. Willard Marriott Library:
The Library's address is 295 S 1500 E, SLC UT 84112. Click here for Directions to the Library.
While you can park in any visitor lot on campus, we recommend the lot near the library’s west entrance/campus bookstore. Campus visitor lots no longer have attendants and require advance payment at an automated kiosk.
As part of your registration, we have generated a payment code for you that the kiosk will accept. After you park, take note of your car’s license plate number, then find the nearest kiosk and enter the following information:

Your one-time use parking code: MWDL718
Number of hours you expect to park: 7/10: 8 hours; 7/11: 9 hours
Your car’s license plate number
We cannot pay for any fines that result from failure to correctly follow these procedures. We recommend watching this short video that explains the kiosk parking system.


Day 1 - MWDL Hubs Only Meeting. Click here for Agenda
This meeting provides an opportunity for MWDL’s hosting hubs to work towards realizing the collaborative vision of maximizing public access and connecting people with digitized primary source materials.

Day 2 - MWDL Digitization Community Day. Click here for Agenda
This meeting provides the community an opportunity to participate in, and learn about best practices, challenges, and workflows for digitization and preservation, and the impact of this work on the community at large. Learn what it takes to engage people that have a common interest in genealogy, research, history, and more!

Conference proceedings will be hosted and published on custom electronic journal platform (using Open Journal System administered by Marriott Library), with permission from presenters.

Registration is closed

Refreshments for both days will be provided by J. Willard Marriott Library, and Wednesday’s lunch will be provided by MWDL.

Lodging information:
There are many hotel options in downtown Salt Lake City, but we recommend staying near the Trax free fare zone so that you can freely travel around downtown Salt Lake City. Three hotels that we would recommend are:

Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
215 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Currently starting at approx. $178/night. On Trax free fare zone

Hyatt Place Salt Lake City Airport
52 North Tommy Thompson Road, Salt Lake City, UT
Currently starting at approx. $135/night. Near airport, will probably require a car to get to the Archives (not in the free fare zone)

Little America
500 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Currently starting at approx. $104/ night. On Trax free fare zone

Reimbursement Information:
The Mountain West Digital Library will provide $1500 of funding to offer partial reimbursement for MWDL hub representatives to attend the Hubs Meeting and training sessions on July 10-11, 2018. We will be sending applications directly to the hub representatives. Partial travel reimbursement forms will be available at the meeting to fill out and leave with us for processing.

Funding will be available for one MWDL hub representative from each repository, at the following rates:

  • 0-50 miles one way -- no reimbursement
  • 51-150 miles one way -- $100 maximum reimbursement
  • 151-300 miles one way -- $200 maximum reimbursement
  • Over 300 miles one way -- $300 maximum reimbursement

For additional Hubs Meeting information, please contact:
Kinza Masood, MWDL Director and co-chair MWDL Digitization Committee
Cory Lampert, co-chair MWDL Digitization Committee