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: Cardinal grosbeak

This week we are looking at the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, ODN’s largest contributor to date. With over 35,000 items, there are a lot of great opportunities for items to highlight. One of the more beautiful collections to review, especially since it’s starting to feel like Spring in Ohio, […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Portrait of the staff of the Ella P. and William Stewart pharmacy

Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s collection in DPLA spans a wide range of topics and material formats. Alongside hundreds of video and oral histories from local residents, they’ve shared yearbooks, stereoscopic photographs, and histories of the library itself. Recently I came across this photograph, Portrait of the staff of the Ella P. and William Stewart […]

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