Phase 2

The Foundations of Western Water Policy project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) with a grant from the Division of Preservation and Access in 2007. "These grants support projects that preserve collections and create intellectual access to collections that, because of their intellectual content and value as cultural artifacts, are considered highly important for research, education, and public programming in the humanities." Four academic research libraries at Colorado State University, Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and Washington State University will partner with the famed Water Resources Center Archives at the University of California at Berkeley to create a new digital collection for the WWDL. Together, they will provide integrated access to key archival holdings related to water policy and environmental history for the Colorado and Columbia River basins.

Colorado State University
  • Dawn Bastian Paschal
  • Assistant Dean for Digital Library & ePublishing Services
  • Morgan Library
  • Colorado State University
  • Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019
  • 970-491-1849
University of Utah
  • Greg Thompson
  • Assoc. Director for Special Collections
  • Special Collections
  • J. W. Marriott Library
  • 295 S. 1500 East
  • Salt Lake City , UT 84112-0860
  • 801-581-8046
Brigham Young University
  • Cory Nimer
  • Manuscript Cataloger and Metadata Specialist
  • L. Tom Perry Special Collections
  • Brigham Young University
  • Provo , UT 84602
  • Office: 1108 HBLL
  • 801- 422-6091
University of California, Riverside
  • Linda Vida
  • Director
  • Water Recources Center Archives
  • University of California, Riverside
  • 951-827-2934
Washington State University
  • Alex Merrill
  • Systems/Operations Manager & Digital Initiatives Librarian
  • Terrell Library Washington State University
  • 509-335-5426

Phase 1

The first phase of the Western Waters Digital Library (WWDL) project was led by the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) and funded in 2003 with a two-year National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). National Leadership Grants fund projects that "…provide creative solutions on issues of national importance and provide leadership for other organizations". To establish the Western Waters Digital Library, twelve academic research libraries in eight western states created digital collections focused on four principal river basins: the Platte, Rio Grande, Colorado and Columbia. Project participants were successful in establishing a sustainable technical infrastructure, a model for institutional cooperation and collaboration, and a core collection of digital resources about water in the West. This project laid the foundation for continuous growth and development of the WWDL.

Arizona State University

Arizona State University Libraries
Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006

University of Arizona

University of Arizona Library
1510 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055

Colorado State University

Colorado State University
501 University Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019

University of Nebraska at Lincoln

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-4100

University of Nevada at Las Vegas

University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Box 457001 --LLB 237, Mail Stop 7041
Las Vegas , NV 89154-7001

University of New Mexico

Zimmerman Library
1900 Roma NE, MSC05 3020
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 87131

Oregon State University

Oregon State University
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501

University of Oregon

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University
256 JRCB
Provo , UT 84602

University of Utah

J. W. Marriott Library
295 S. 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860

University of Washington

University of Washington
Box 352900
Seattle , WA 98195-2900

Washington State University

Digital Services/Collections
New Library 1G
Pullman , WA 99164-5610

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