Are you familiar with the Digital Public Library of America project?

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August 24, 2015 by jillclever

The Digital Public Library of America was founded in 2010, to serve as the digital library of the United States. Its goal is to serve as a portal on a worldwide scale to America’s digital libraries with the aim of bringing together the online collections of libraries, archives, and museums, and make them available on the internet. The DPLA’s objective is to have service hubs in all 50 states by 2017.

The State Library of Ohio announced in June, 2015 that its Board had awarded a $39,916 IMLS LSTA grant to the Columbus Metropolitan Library to conduct a planning project (from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016). The project’s goal will be to develop a plan to participate in the DPLA through the creation of an Ohio Service Hub.

Partners in this planning project include Cleveland Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, LYRASIS, OCLC, OhioLINK, Ohio History Connection, Ohio State University, Ohio University, OPLIN, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, and the State Library of Ohio.

For more information on the DPLA visit their website at http://dp.la

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