Hubs

Hubs

Hubs

Hubs  /  Become a Hub

Institutions of all sizes have an on-ramp to participation in DPLA through the Hubs model.

Institutions of all sizes have an on-ramp to participation in DPLA through the Hubs model.

The DPLA hubs model is establishing a national network out of the over forty state/regional digital libraries and myriad large digital libraries in the US, bringing together digitized and born-digital content from across the country into a single access point for end users, and an open platform for developers. The model supports or establishes local collaborations, professional networks, metadata globalization, and long-term sustainability. It ensures that even the smallest institutions have an on-ramp to participation in DPLA.

Content Hubs

DPLA content hubs are large libraries, museums, archives, or other digital repositories that maintain a one-to-one relationship with the DPLA. Content hubs, as a general rule, provide more than 200,000 unique metadata records that resolve to digital objects (online texts, photographs, manuscript material, art work, etc.) to the DPLA, and commit to maintaining and enhancing those records as needed.

Read about our current content hubs  »

Service Hubs

DPLA service hubs are state, regional, or other collaborations that host, aggregate, or otherwise bring together digital objects from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. State and regional hubs agree to collect content that describes their local history, but also content about the US broadly and, when available, international topics. Each service hub offers its partners services that range from professional development, digitization, metadata creation or enhancement, to hosting or metadata aggregation. They may also provide community outreach programs to increase users’ awareness of digital content of local relevance.

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Service hubs provide DPLA with their partners’ unique metadata records that resolve to digital objects (online texts, photographs, manuscript material, art work, etc.) through a single data feed, such as OAI-PMH. They serve as the point of contact for the maintenance and enhancement of metadata records.

Read about our current service hubs »


Our Service Hubs

Connecticut Digital Archive

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Digital Commonwealth (MA)

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Digital Library of Georgia

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Empire State Digital Network (NY)

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Indiana Memory

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Kentucky Digital Library

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Minnesota Digital Library

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Montana Memory Project (via Mountain West Digital Library)

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Mountain West Digital Library

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North Carolina Digital Heritage Center

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The Portal to Texas History

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South Carolina Digital Library

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Our Content Hubs

ARTstor

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Biodiversity Heritage Library

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California Digital Library

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David Rumsey Map Collection

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The J. Paul Getty Trust

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The U.S. Government Printing Office

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The Harvard Library

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HathiTrust Digital Library

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Internet Archive

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National Archives and Records Administration

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New York Public Library

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The Smithsonian Institution

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The University of Florida

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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University of Southern California Libraries

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The University of Virginia

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