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 CONTENTdm software training with the Montana State Library to learn the uploading software.
Step 6: Import your items and metadata into CONTENTdm’s Project Client software for approval and index.
Step 7: Review your new collection on the Montana Memory Project site.
Step 8: Celebrate your new addition to Montana’s statewide digital archives!
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.
- MMP Collection Policy
- About the Montana Memory Project
- Montana State Library/MMP Copyright Statement
- How to Begin: planning a project
- MMP Contributing Institution Agreement Form
- Equipment Recommendations
- MMP Scanning Specifications
- File Naming Conventions
- Folder Hierarchy Guidelines
- Frequently Asked Questions
Oral history Project Documents