Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MWDL Ingestion Update

Things have been busy here on the metadata side of MWDL! We recently hit a nice milestone and are now harvesting 701 collections!

MWDL got a big numbers bump when we added over 14,000 items in the Montana State Publications collection. We are also actively working on adding government publications from Idaho through the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

From the Arizona Memory Project, our recently added collections include historic photographs from the Petrified Forest (tip: look for Albert Einstein)  and photographs documenting the Merci Train of 1949.

We've recently added 11 new collections from the University of Idaho Library. They have wonderfully eclectic collections. I greatly enjoy the fact that in one batch I was able to ingest items as varied as a sweater from the Dizzy Gillespie collection:

Sweater, from the University of Idaho Library Dizzy Gillespie Collection

Reports from the Intermountain Forest Tree Nutrition Cooperative.

The Kooskia Internment Camp Scrapbook, which complements many other existing collections in the MWDL that document Japanese-American Internment during World War II

Men Walking Outside Building, Kooskia (Idaho) from the Kooskia Internment Camp Scrapbook collection

And the Taylor Ranch Log Books, which capture daily life at the Taylor Wilderness Research Station.

I'm working on testing additional repositories as well, so look forward to even more collections in the coming months! As always if you want a snapshot of what is happening with the ingestion process, you can take a look at the Ingestion Status page. If you have a new collection to add, you can let me know through the New Collection Form.

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