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New Colorado and Wyoming Collections Join the DPLA

The Plains to Peaks Collective – a partnership of the Colorado State Library and the Wyoming State Library – is excited to announce that our partners have recently shared new historic collections with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  The DPLA allows one-stop-searching of many of the rich cultural heritage items found in the […]

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Big Opportunities for Small Libraries: IMLS Launches New Special Initiative

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has launched a new special initiative, Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP), and is accepting grant applications now through February 25, 2019. This new funding opportunity is designed specifically to strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries, archives, and related organizations to serve their communities, and awards sizes […]

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Free Online Professional Development in Digital Local History

Creating Local Linkages is a free online professional development resource for public librarians developed by historians at the George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History & New Media. The program introduces them to historical research methods and digital history skills that they can share with their patrons. The Course Five modules that include readings, activities, step-by-step tutorials, […]

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DPLAfest 2019 Call for Proposals Now Open

DPLA is seeking proposals for DPLAfest, a gathering that will explore how libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations across the country leverage technology to serve, inform, and empower communities. We invite proposals that showcase projects, ideas, and solutions designed to help the field meet the technological, social, and civic demands of the 21st century […]

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Ready… Set….Go!

Earlier this month the Plains to Peaks Collective went live with its first collection in the Digital Public Library of America.  We know that there may be potential partners in Colorado and Wyoming that are eager to participate but are unsure if they are ready.  Good news! We are here to help you determine that.  […]

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Plains to Peaks Collective Shares Historic Collections from Colorado and Wyoming with the Digital Public Library of America

The Colorado State Library is happy to announce that historic collections from Colorado and Wyoming are now part of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The DPLA website (dp.la) is a free portal that allows visitors to discover over 21 million unique items from across the United States and then go directly to the digital […]

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Wyoming Workshop for the Digital Public Library of America

The Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC) is the new Colorado-Wyoming Service Hub of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  The DPLA website is a portal that allows visitors to discover and then go directly to the digital collections in your home institution. https://dp.la.  It’s hoped that every institution in Colorado and Wyoming has the […]

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Update! Your Digital Collections and the Digital Public Library of America

The Colorado State Library is excited to announce that Colorado and Wyoming are now a new Service Hub of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  The Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC), our new name, is one way to share your unique digital collections with a wider audience. The DPLA website is a portal that […]

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Update: Colorado-Wyoming DPLA Service Hub

Colorado-Wyoming Service Hub of the Digital Public Library of America Representatives from Colorado and Wyoming cultural heritage organizations are currently planning the creation of a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) service hub. These service hubs are state, regional, or other collaborations that host and/or bring together digital objects from institutions within their respective communities. […]

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Digital Collections Planning Group, Meeting Notes, November 2016

Members of the Digital Collections Planning Group met on November 17, 2016.  The following was discussed by the group. Updates from the previous meeting CAL/MPLA conference: The Colorado State Library shared hub information at the State Library booth.  A lightning round presentation about the Co-Wy DPLA hub initiative was also given.   Technology meeting with DPLA: […]

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Co/Wy Service Hub meeting with DPLA Staff, Meeting Notes, September 2016

Members of the Digital Collections Planning Group (DCPG), the Metadata Working Group, the Technology Working Group and Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) staff met in September to review the Co/Wy Service Hub initiative.  The following areas were discussed: Overview of the DPLA and its potential Kelcy Shepherd, DPLA’s Network Manager, gave an overview of […]

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Digital Collections Planning Group, Meeting Notes, August 2016

The Digital Collections Planning Group met on August 1, 2016.  The following areas were discussed: Updates from previous meeting MPLA/CALCON16: Information about the DPLA and our hub efforts will be shared at the Colorado State library booth at the MPLA/CAL Conference being held in Loveland, October 20 – 22nd.  A few representatives from the DCPG […]

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Colorado Wyoming Digital Landscape

In our efforts to create a Colorado/Wyoming Service Hub of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the Digital Collections Planning Group has created a survey to gather information about the digital landscape in Colorado and Wyoming. We hope that the information gathered will guide decisions about our hub structure. The DPLA brings together (aggregates) descriptive […]

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Digital Collections Planning Group, Meeting Notes, June 2016

The Digital Collections Planning Group (DCPG) met on June 15, 2016. (Learn more about this group) The group discussed following: Updates from previous meeting Prior to submitting a DPLA Hub application the group is required to meet with DPLA staff.  The group will be meeting with Emily Gore, DPLA Director of Content on September 27, 2016 to […]

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Digital Collections Planning Group Meeting Notes, May 2016

The Digital Collections Planning Group (DCPG) met for the first time on May 2, 2016. (Learn more about this group) The group initiated conversation in the following areas: Structure of Colorado Wyoming Service Hub While there in no one-size-fits-all-states service hub model for the DPLA, there are many things that can be learned from and […]

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Colorado Wyoming Digital Collections Planning Group: Overview

Libraries, archives and museums all hold pieces of Colorado and Wyoming’s rich cultural history. Both states have a long history of sharing these stories with a wide audience through their digital collections.  It is the goal of the Digital Collections Planning Group (DCPG) to share these collections together on a national platform. On November 13, […]