The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a US project aimed at providing public access to digital holdings in order to create a large-scale public digital library. Florida State University (FSU) Libraries will be playing a key role in this as the state of Florida’s service hub for the DPLA. Florida State University News brought this information to our attention in their article, “FSU Libraries to serve as state hub for Digital Public Library of America.”

This ever-growing national network of libraries, archives, museums, cultural heritage institutions and volunteers provides free access to more than 17 million items from around the globe.

FSU Libraries worked for three years with universities across the state, Florida Virtual Campus and the State Library before submitting an application to be Florida’s service hub. Now they are partnering with regional sub-hubs at the University of Miami and Florida International University to provide digital access to more than 72,000 cultural heritage materials from across the state of Florida.

Access to data and information – always a great thing.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.