June 24, 2021

Northwest Digital Heritage Joins Digital the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) as Newest Service Hub

From a DPLA Announcement:

DPLA is pleased to welcome Northwest Digital Heritage as DPLA’s newest service hub. Northwest Digital Heritage is a collaboration between the Washington State Library, State Library of Oregon, and Oregon Heritage Commission that serves libraries and cultural heritage institutions across the Pacific Northwest region. More than 70 institutions are currently contributing to DPLA through Northwest Digital Heritage including Multnomah County Library; Oregon Historical Society; Densho (Seattle, WA); Seattle Public Library, Spokane Public Library; Yakima Valley Libraries; State Library of Oregon; and the Washington State Library’s Washington Rural Heritage program.

“We are thrilled to be adding Northwest Digital Heritage to the DPLA network of 42 hubs and more than 4,000 contributing institutions across the country. These collections, in particular those that document the Asian American, Indigenous, and African American experience in the Pacific Northwest, represent an important piece of our American story and bolster our efforts to enable open access to artifacts that document the full breadth of our nation’s history,” said Shanée Yvette Murrain, DPLA’s director of community engagement.

Northwest Digital Heritage is currently contributing more than more than 80,000 items to DPLA.

Learn More, Read the Complete Announcement, View Selected Contributions

Direct to Northwest Digital Heritage (Launching Today)

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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