The NJ/DE Digital Collective Has Joined the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and is Currently Contributing Over 124,000 Items
From a DPLA Announcement:
DPLA is pleased to welcome the NJ/DE Digital Collective as DPLA’s newest service hub. The NJ/DE Digital Collective is a collaboration launched by the New Jersey State Library (NJSL) and Delaware Division of Libraries (DDL) that serves libraries and cultural heritage institutions throughout New Jersey and Delaware. More than 20 organizations are currently contributing to DPLA through the NJ/DE Digital Collective including NJSL, DDL, Rutgers University, the University of Delaware, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Princeton University.
“We are delighted to add the rich collections of the NJ/DE Digital Collective to DPLA. Running the gamut from the history of activism to art to the immigrant experience, these collections help further DPLA’s mission to create access to artifacts that bring to life the true breadth and depth of American history,” said Shanée Yvette Murrain, DPLA’s director of community engagement.
The NJ/DE Digital Collective is currently contributing more than 124,000 items to DPLA. “This multi-state collaboration has been a long time in development, but it is worth the wait,” said Lynn Hoffman, project coordinator for the NJ/DE Digital Collective hub. “We are proud to make these rich historic collections from our founding partners available for discovery, and look forward to adding more content from New Jersey and Delaware organizations over the months and years to come.”
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. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.