Digital collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Ohio

As Ohio’s service hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Ohio Digital Network (ODN) is working to make digital collections from all Ohio Digital Network Cultural Heritage Institutions freely accessible to the world.

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You’ve come to the right place! Our site has everything you need to learn how to prepare your data.

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Scrip Note – Contributing Institution: Worthington Libraries

Prior to preparing your content, please complete the Ohio Digital Network Contributor Agreement and submit to the Ohio Digital Network via email.  

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In order to best prepare for the metadata harvest by the ODN for DPLA, please review the Best Practices Guide.

Ohio Digital Network’s Metadata Application Profile:

After you have completed the steps to prepare your metadata, and feel your content is ready for harvest, please complete the survey.

For aggregation and inclusion in the DPLA, metadata for the Ohio DPLA Project must be contributed with a Creative Commons CC0 license.



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ODN Item of the Week: Mockernut Hickory

The leaves may be changing soon, but the College of Wooster’s Herbarium Sheets Collection is available to you all year round, thanks to DPLA. From their site: “The Herbarium Sheets Collection was created and donated by Mary Ronsheim while she was a student at the College of Wooster in 1950. The sheets contain leaves collected […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Photo history of the Toledo Auto-Lite Strike

This week we’ve got labor on our minds, especially the history of labor unions in Ohio. And the best place to start learning more about them is the Rogowski-Kaptur Labor History Room at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library. Part of TLCPL’s Local History collection, it includes a wide range of materials that document the […]

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