Illinois Digital Heritage Hub now live in DPLA

CARLI is pleased to share that the collections of the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub, representing a collaboration between Illinois State Library, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Chicago Public Library, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are officially live in DPLA and ready to explore.

These Illinois collections bring their own essential mix between unique local stories that help DPLA represent the diversity of experiences across the country and collections of national significance that contribute to our common heritage. The Illinois Hub brings the stories and voices of its residents to DPLA and, together with the other members of the hub network, helps DPLA draw unique connections between broad national themes in American history and the lived experience of individuals and local communities. 

DPLA, comprised of digitized collections created by libraries, archives and museums across the nation in a single platform and portal, provide open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage. Millions of books, images, historic records and audiovisual materials are accessible through the DPLA platform

You can read the full article about the addition of these collections from the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub on DPLA's web site or explore the complete collection for yourself!