Thursday, April 5, 2012

A new listserve for MWDL partners

To foster more communication among the collection partners of the Mountain West Digital Library, we are launching a new listserve today.  This listserve, MWDL-News, will include announcements about new services and new functionality on our search portal at, as well as helpful information about managing digital collections in CONTENTdm and other digital assets management systems.  I anticipate that we will have announcements and news items several times a month.  This will be a great way to share digitization stories and expertise across the region. 

Many of you already know that MWDL partners span the Mountain West.  There are now almost 60 partnering organizations listed at, including libraries, archives, museums, parks, historical societies, and government departments and agencies. What we all share in common is the challenge to digitize and make available the cultural heritage of the West – its photographs, artworks, maps, oral histories, sounds, videos, scholarly works, and historical documents. So far, we have over 650,000 such digital resources available through our network of 15 regional repositories, and we are adding new collections every month. I invite all our partners to grow with MWDL and to share what you have learned about digital curation of these valuable resources, while also learning from others along the way.

If there is someone from your organization who should be on this list, please drop me a line at  I look forward to hearing your stories and learning how the Mountain West Digital Library can serve you better!

--Sandra McIntyre, Program Director

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