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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.