Using for digital exhibits: Digital Content Resources

Use digital exhibits to support work in public history, digital humanities, present special collections and archives research and more!

Digital Content Resources

Included here are some of the most credible resources for digitized primary source cultural heritage material from the library, archives, and museum field, focusing on Utah and the Mountain West region. Items found in digital collections are typically digital copies of analog archival material, except for borne digital material. There is a vast array of analog material types, including, but not limited to, architectural drawings, documents, newspapers, maps, oral histories, and mostly many varieties of photographic negatives and prints - daguerreotype, tintypes, ambrotypes, glass plate negatives, lantern slides, 35mm film, black-and-white, color, and motion picture film. Analog materials are digitized by scanning and photographing, while adhering to the federal digitization guidelines. Metadata, the data describing the digital item, is presented in a number of schema, while using widely adopted standards and best practices. It is important to use credible resources for the best digital material with informative and accurate metadata. When re-using digital material, always read and adhere to the Rights information in the metadata which includes copyright status and restrictions. 

J. Willard Marriott Library Resources

Digital Library Aggregators

Digital library aggregators are portals that pull content from a group of digital libraries, typically based on region. The University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Digital Library is pulled into the Mountain West Digital Library. The United States has many digital library groups (or consortia) based on a single state and, in some cases, groups of states in a geographic region. These regional digital libraries are then pulled into the main Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). 

Government Resources

Marriott Library Eccles Library Quinney Law Library