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Ever want to know what PA Digital’s Metadata Team is really up to when they review collection records? Have any metadata questions so shocking you wouldn’t even ask your own grandmother? Are you convinced that your institution’s metadata is “not good enough,” without realizing...

DC Public Library announces a subgrant application opportunity for public libraries to join the Memory Lab Network project. (DCPL), in partnership with the Public Library Association (PLA), is distributing the Memory Lab model to seven public libraries across the nation with funding...

Stephen Sarazin, 2017 Chair of the Technical Services Round Table of the Pennsylvania Library Association, interviewed Doreva Belfiore, HSLC’s Director of Library Services.  Watch the video!  (It is a playlist of 2 videos) Stephen Sarazin is Director of the Aston...

PA Digital has just completed their  June 2017 harvest. To date, they  have 214,623 records representing 38 institutions, three intermediate providers [aggregators], and 246 collections! You can see all of PA Digital’s records in the DPLA by searching or faceting on the...

WebJunction Webinar: Effective Online Outreach June 29  3:00pm-4:00pm How did a small two-person library capture national media attention, become a focus of high-profile museum exhibits, and generate 13 million views of its online photos in just a few years? They built on a framework...

Advancing the National Digital Platform: The State of Digitization in US Public and State Libraries outlines key findings from surveys and provides observations and recommendations for future exploration in the area of supporting digitization efforts in public libraries.  The report was...

Penn State University Libraries will receive a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to digitize labor union collections.  Read about it in Penn State News. ...

Heather Wakefield

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

PA Digital announces and invites you to a FREE webinar on the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The DPLA holds great potential as a tool for research, teaching, and fun; it now provides free access to more than 14 million items, including historical photographs, letters,...

DPLA Workshop: DPLA for Genealogy and Family History, July 26, 2016 at 3:00pm EST The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and FamilySearch International, the largest genealogy organization in the world, have signed an agreement that will expand access to FamilySearch.org’s...