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The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) started the Minnesota Materials Exchange program in 1995 as a materials catalog that was mailed to members three times annually. Membership, materials available, and items exchanged were tracked in a Microsoft Access database also created in 1995. In 1999, this database was restructured to interface with the World Wide Web, which allowed users to search and create listings online. In 2011, MnTAP transitioned to the current system, a web exchange hosted by iWasteNot.