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.

Contribute Your Collections

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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Holy Harvest, Batman!

Thanks to the work of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, MidPointe Public Library, Kent State University, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and Dayton Metro Library, we’ve doubled our number of items in the Digital Public Library of America in just one harvest! If you didn’t already know, digital items from libraries […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Serpent Mound

Ohio’s Serpent Mound is the largest prehistoric effigy in the world, and a National Historic Landmark. First recorded and surveyed in the mid-19th century by settlers of European descent, it has not always been clear how old the Mound is and who created it. With several mounds from the Adena Culture nearby, it was a […]

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