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, 2014 members of Colorado and Wyoming’s library, museum and archival communities came together and determined that the two states were ready to share their unique digital collections.  It was also decided that the best vehicle for sharing would be the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). (Learn more about this meeting here: Nov. 13, 2014 Meeting agenda, notes and slides (2))

The DCPG is made up of representatives from large and small libraries (public and academic), museums and archives from different geographic regions in both states.  On May 2, 2016 the DCPG met for the first time to begin planning for a DPLA Service Hub. DPLA service hubs are state, regional, or other collaborations that host, aggregate, or otherwise bring together digital objects from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions.

DCPG Working Groups

We have identified working groups to address and work through the specifics of becoming a DPLA Service Hub.

The DCPG will meet every six weeks to formulate plans for staffing, funding models and partnerships.

Members from the DCPG and the surrounding community will meet to address harvesting, aggregator platform and technology management.

Members from the DCPG and the surrounding community will meet to address standards, rights, remediation and workflow.

Leigh Jeremias
Digital Collections Coordinator
Colorado State Library