The Digital Public Library of America, an independent nonprofit with the goal of pulling together vast resources for the public, launched a new website last week. A new platform will aggregate digital resources from libraries and museums across the United States. This library platform will not host any resources, but will provide open access to metadata about them. This information was found on Government Technology in their article, “Digital Public Library of America Opens Access to Resources.”

Already, over 40 state and regional digital libraries aggregate resources from local historical societies,  museums and libraries. However, few people know about their existence.

With the seven organizations participating in the pilot, a network of content aggregators will be created. The seven library systems include the following:

  • the Mountain West Digital Library (Utah, Nevada and Arizona);
  • the Digital Commonwealth (Massachusetts);
  • the Digital Library of Georgia;
  • the Kentucky Digital Library;
  • the Minnesota Digital Library;
  • the South Carolina Digital Library; and
  • the Oregon Digital Library.

Melody K. Smith

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