As of September 1, 2017, the final MIL services have been moved to the Interdiscplinary Research Collaboratory and Special Research Collections.  We will be adding to this narrative shortly.

Digital Preservation (NGDA)

Concerned that millions of nationally important digital information resources are in danger of being lost or corrupted, the Library of Congress has formed The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). As partners in the project the university libraries of UCSB and Stanford are leading the formation of the National Geospatial Digital Archive (NGDA), a collecting network for the archiving of geospatial images and data.

MIL's portion of the NGDA is complete, and we are currently designing methods to provide public access to the archive and to add additional data to the archive.

Alexandria Digital Library

Starting in the 1990s, the Alexandria Digital Library offered some of the first online access to collections of geographically referenced materials. The library, headquartered at the University of California, Santa Barbara, was created through a series of grants to the UCSB Library's Map & Imagery Lab and other UCSB departments. All of the data that was served out from ADL systems continues to be accessible in the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory.