The Stewart Library Digital Collections site was created in 2007, through the generosity of the Stewart Education Foundation. The site is powered by CONTENTdm with technical support provided by the Library’s IT Department.
The materials used to create these collections are the property of the Weber State University Stewart Library. Typically collections highlight historical photographs, diaries, architectural drawings, letters, oral histories, yearbooks, catalogues and other interesting items from our Special Collections and University Archives. By digitizing these unique materials, Digital Collections makes them available to users everywhere, enhances access by subject and keyword searching, and reduces wear and tear on the originals. Collections were chosen based upon their research appeal, historical content, and exclusivity. Each collection has a complete metadata description and the ability to search multiple topics. Collections include a description of copyright restrictions with contact information for further user access.
The Digital Collections also functions as a regional hub for the Mountain West Digital Library, a collaborative project digitizing and/or hosting digital collections from regional cultural heritage institutions (libraries, museums, historical societies, etc.). We are one of several hosting institutions, each running a CONTENTdm server supporting its own digital collections and supporting partner institutions by providing scanning and hosting services. Interested in partnering with us? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Digital Collections Department creates, organizes, preserves, and maintains open access to digital resources that reflect WSU's unique resources, research and achievements.
Collection Development Policy
Digital Collections digitizes, presents, and archives materials according to the following content and selection criteria:
Once material is judged to meet content criteria, it is further evaluated to determine its need, suitability, and priority for digitization. Considerations include: