Illinois State Library Selected as DPLA Service Hub

Illinois State Library has been selected as a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The Illinois State Library will share Service Hub responsibilities with the Chicago Public Library, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. 

DPLA is comprised of digitized collections created by libraries, archives and museums across the nation in a single platform and portal, providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage. Nearly 11 million books, images, historic records and audiovisual materials are accessible through the DPLA platform. Collections from the Illinois Digital Archives and the CARLI Digital Collections will be the first items represented in the DPLA in early 2016. Other collections from around the state will be added afterwards.