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ODN Item of the Week: Photograph of Royce Shoes in the Middletown Mall

Have you ever heard the term ‘dead mall’? A dead mall is a shopping mall that’s either been completely abandoned or has a very low occupancy rate and no ‘anchor’ stores. Shopping malls cropped up all over the United States in the 1960s and 70s, and many of us remember spending teenage days at them […]

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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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ODN Item of the Week: All by myself

We’ve seen great photographs, documents, and even audio interviews so far, but DPLA is also a resource for something you might not expect – sheet music! Bowling Green University’s library has over 600 titles in their digital collections, and you can browse and search to find the perfect song you need for your upcoming piano […]

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ODN Item of the Week: 1933 Being a Cartograph of Ohio

Historic maps are one of my favorite features of what digitization projects can make accessible to the world. Useful as a tool in many facets of research including land use, local economies, survey updates, and genealogy, the range of maps available online today is extensive. And while beautiful maps are still being created today, a […]

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