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You’ve got the Rights stuff

This week, instead of looking at one particular item in DPLA, I’d like to talk about copyright for a bit. Copyright law can be pretty confusing and overwhelming, but since most of us aren’t lawyers, we don’t have to get very far into it to glean a few bits of understanding and practices for it […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Gravestone Records

Genealogists have used bound lists of cemetery and death records to conduct their research for years, and now that many of those records have been placed online their work has gotten easier. Toledo Lucas County Public Library takes this type of resource even further, making the headstone records of local (and now defunct) Toledo business […]

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Harvest Highlights

We’re taking a break from our Item of the Week posts to highlight some of the recent additions to the Ohio Digital Network and DPLA. We have the chance to add to the collections in DPLA 4 times a year, and just completed a metadata harvest that added over five thousand items, bringing our collection […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Strobridge Lithography Co. Circus Posters

Lithography is a printmaking technique, developed in the 1700s, based on the properties of oil and water. A water resistant medium is applied to a smooth surface such as stone or a metal sheet and the surface is treated with an acidic liquid that etches the uncovered areas, leaving the artist’s original design available to […]

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ODN Item of the Week: The GOHI Collection

It’s June and that means Pride Month, a time when we can celebrate LGBTQ+ accomplishments and culture, and honor the memory of those who have fought for equality in years past. Gay Pride celebrations began to be held regularly in June to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising, an event prompted by a police raid of the […]

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