Digital Initiatives at the Mansfield Library provides several services to help University of Montana (UM) faculty, students, and staff share and manage their research and creative scholarship. These services include:
ScholarWorks: These services are provided in association with ScholarWorks, UM's institutional repository. ScholarWorks centralizes, preserves, and provides free, online access to the valuable research, creative scholarship, and unique resources produced and curated by UM faculty, students, and staff. ScholarWorks makes these resources easier to find, share, and use, both expanding the reach and increasing the impact of UM scholarship around the world. ScholarWorks accepts all discrete file types and can therefore accommodate traditional scholarship forms (documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.) as well as audio, video, image, and discipline-specific file types and formats.
Digital Collections: The Digital Initiatives Librarian also manages the Digital Production Unit in the Mansfield Library, which digitizes and makes available rare or unique materials such as photographs, letters, diaries, maps, oral histories, meeting minutes, pamphlets, grey literature and University of Montana publications. The majority of these materials provide information about the people, places and events of Montana and the region. These digital collections can be found in the Montana History Portal (formerly the Montana Memory Project) or in ScholarWorks' Archives and Special Collections.
Contact Wendy Walker, Digital Initiatives Librarian, if you have questions or would like to discuss a research project or your scholarship.