November 25, 2020

Fast Facts: The Top Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Hubs, Partners, and Other Usage Statistics

The  May 2014 HathiTrust Update includes a link to several interesting lists and charts about DPLA that are found in DPLA Hupdate (04). We know many of you have an interest in this project and wanted to pass it along. Btw, the DPLA

(Link to Full Text Report Removed: 4:45pm)

We’re also sharing the lists and charts included in the seven page report below.

Top Ten Hubs by Usage (April 18th, 2013, to April 1, 2014)

  • HathiTrust

  • Mountain West Digital Library

  • National Archives and Records Administration

  • Digital Library of Georgia

  • Smithsonian Institution

  • University of Southern California. Libraries

  • Internet Archive

  • Digital Commonwealth

  • Biodiversity Heritage Library

  • South Carolina Digital Library

Top 25 Partners by Usage (April 18th, 2013, to April 1, 2014)

Note that “partners” can be defined as either stand-alone institutions or organizations or departments within larger institutions.

  • National Archives at College Park – Still Pictures

  • University of Southern California. Libraries

  • University of Michigan

  • University of California

  • Georgia. Dept. of Archives and History

  • Atlanta History Center

  • Boston Public Library

  • University of Utah – J. Willard Marriott Library

  • Brigham Young University – Harold B. Lee Library

  • Utah State Historical Society

  • Utah State Archives

  • David Rumsey

  • National Archives and Records Administration

  • National Portrait Gallery

  • New York Public Library

  • University of Wisconsin

  • National Archives at College Park – Motion Pictures

  • National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library

  • Southern Utah University – Sherratt Library

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

  • Princeton University

  • Library of Congress

  • NMNH – Botany Dept.

  • University of Kentucky

Top Three Most Requested Items (by a long shot!)

Two of the three come from the Atlanta History Center!

  • Cooking supper from Southern Utah University – Sherratt Library via the Mountain West Digital Library.
  • Dogs from the Atlanta History Center via Digital Library of Georgia
  • Apollo 11 launch from the Atlanta History Center via Digital Library of Georgia

Data Partner Charts

Data Used in Charts Collected During October 2013

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Source: Digital Public Library of America, The DPLA HUPdate (04)

 

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Source: Digital Public Library of America, The DPLA HUPdate (04)

 

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Source: Digital Public Library of America, The DPLA HUPdate (04)

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Source: Digital Public Library of America, The DPLA HUPdate (04)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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