Who We Are

What is ODN?

ODN is the Ohio Digital Network, Ohio’s DPLA Service Hub. DPLA works with Hubs located across the county to obtain the items for their site, and the Ohio Digital Network is a statewide effort and project to coordinate our digitized collections and get them online with DPLA.

View the Collection

What is the DPLA?

DPLA is the Digital Public Library of America. They’re a portal to the digitized cultural heritage collections across the United States, and free and open for anyone to use.

Visit DPLA



Executive Committee:

Coming soon

Outreach Working Group:

Coming soon


ODN Staff


Missy Lodge, State Library of Ohio, Associate State Librarian for Library Development

Jen Johnson, State Library of Ohio, Library Consultant/Project Coordinator

Penelope Shumaker, State Library of Ohio, Metadata Librarian

Peter Kukla, State Library of Ohio, Software Development Specialist




Ohio’s 4 Digitization Hubs (DigiHubs) can assist your institution with digitization project needs, ranging from equipment use to metadata creation.


Information & Questions (613) 645-2275


Information & Questions (513) 369-6900


Information & Questions (419) 259-5200


Information & Questions (216) 623-2800

Community Engagement Centers:

The Community Engagement Centers, or CECs, are representatives from each type of contributor to the Ohio Digital Network, and liaisons to Ohio Digital Network staff project staff. Look for communication and project updates from them, and feel free to contact them with feedback or questions about how ODN and DPLA work.

Museums + Historical Societies Preview

Museums + Historical Societies

Ohio History Connection
Jillian Ramage

Public Libraries Preview

Public Libraries

OPLIN / Digihubs
Mandy Knapp

Educational Institutions Preview

Educational Institutions

Erin Kilkenny