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The California Digital Library launched as a new Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Content Hub -- and your institution, as a contributor to Calisphere (and the Online Archive of California), now has metadata records available through DPLA!

What does this mean for you?

Offering a single point of public access to millions of items from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States, DPLA affords your institution’s unique digital resources broader visibility within a robust aggregation of digital resources for a national audience. 

  • See increased levels of discovery and use of your collections.

  • Expand the breadth of your collections by integrating your collections with other cultural heritage organizations.

  • Be part of a trusted, sustained partnership of libraries, archives and museums throughout the US.

Key information you should know

  • No action is required on your part: We have been coordinating work with DPLA to harvest metadata records from Calisphere, for subsequent exposure through DPLA's portal.  

  • April 2015 publication in DPLA: The metadata records for your digital items currently in Calisphere were published by the DPLA in early April. Prospectively, metadata records for any new digital items you add to Calisphere will also be shared with DPLA.

  • Broad public access to your metadata: Metadata records for your digital items will be openly available and searchable on DPLA's public website (just as they already are on Calisphere). A Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0) will now be assigned to all metadata records.


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