MMP - How to add a collection

MMP - How to add a collection

Collection Application

If you are interested in contributing a collection to the MMP, you will need to submit a collection application, linked below.  You will also need to familiarize yourself with the documents listed below. Each .pdf document is specific to a step in the process.  The Glossary document will help you understand the terms used in creating a project.

How to Contribute

Step 1: Plan your collection - The digital collections of the Montana Memory Project may include maps,  photos, rare books, documents, publications, diaries, oral histories, audio recordings, video recordings, paintings, illustrations, art and other cultural materials. The items can be historic or contemporary as long as they relate to Montana's cultural heritage.
Step 2: Complete and submit an MMP Collection Application
Step 3: After review by the Montana Memory Project's Selection Committee, have your MMP Collection Application be approved
Step 4: Begin scanning and digitizing your collection
Step 5: Set up a metadata training with MMP staff
Step 6: Upload your items to a folder provided by MMP staff
Step 7: Review your new collection on the Montana Memory Project site.
Step 8: Celebrate your new addition to Montana's statewide digital archives!



    • Related Articles

    • MMP - Collection Policy

      Project Description The Montana Memory Project (MMP) is an online resource for digital collections relating to Montana's cultural heritage. These collections help to document the Montana experience. Access is free and open through the Internet. Many ...
    • MMP - Metadata Guidelines

      Title Element Name Title Dublin Core Definition A name given to the resource. Is Field Required? Required Is Field Repeatable? No How to Use? Title may also be an identifying phrase or name of the object supplied by the contributing institution. Take ...
    • MMP - Glossary of Terms

      Digital Imaging Vocabulary Bit Depth - Bit depth quantifies how many unique colors are available in an image’s color palette in terms of the number of 0’s and 1’s, or “bits.” See also: Dynamic Range Compression - The reduction of image file size for ...
    • ARPA Funding Opportunity for Montana Memory Project Collections

      The Montana State Library (MSL) has American Recovery Plant Act (ARPA) funds available for adding special collections to the Montana Memory Project (MMP).  Funding awards must be used for costs specific to scanning and digitizing materials.  No match ...
    • MMP - Descriptive Metadata Best Practices

      INTRODUCTION The intent of the Descriptive Metadata Best Practices section of these guidelines is to provide direction for creating metadata records for digitized materials that have been reformatted from an existing physical resource, such as ...