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!



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