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Digitization Initiative  A Centre County Library & Historical Museum collection of correspondence, inaugural addresses and other documents called The Bellefonte Governors’ Papers is now available online through POWER Library. Bellefonte has been the home to seven governors,...

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Starting in mid-2017, Benson Memorial Library decided to expand its local history services by hiring its first full-time historian, Jessica Hilburn. Throughout her first year of employment, the library has been recognized for multiple major newsworthy accomplishments in the community....

Small organizations are encourage to apply for this NEH Division of Preservation & Access Program! The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Common Heritage program supports community digitization and outreach events to increase public awareness and stewardship of heritage...

The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Division of Preservation and Access is offering a Common Heritage Grant.  The program supports events organized by community cultural institutions.  Staff will digitize the community historical materials brought in...

The Pottsville Free Public Library will hold an open scan day on January 6, 2018!  Read about it. Learn more about Scan PA! ...

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...