March 26, 2019

History: Virginia and West Virginia: Digital Virginias is Now a DPLA Hub Featuring More than 58,000 Items

From a DPLA Announcement:

2019-01-14_12-38-13We are pleased to announce the launch of a new service hub, Digital Virginias, which offers more than 58,000 items for research and exploration.

Digital Virginias, created by organizations from both Virginia and West Virginia, is the newest hub to join the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

Originally a content hub, the University of Virginia has now joined with regional partners George Mason University, William & Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia University to create a combined set of historical materials for the region. The Virginias were separated into two separate states in 1863, but Digital Virginias is a new representation of the historical and cultural collections that cross state lines. Digital Virginias will also begin to bring in additional regional partners in 2019.

Direct to Complete Blog Post (Features a Few Highlights from Collection)

UPDATE: See Also: “Digital Virginias” Brings Together Digital Collections Of Virginia and West Virginia” (via U. of Virginia Library)

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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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