Georgia was well represented when the Digital Public Library of America prototype launched in April, an initial step toward making available to every American the collections of libraries, archives and museums across the country. The groundbreaking project aims to be a central entrance to a national public library, making local archives digital, searchable and freely accessible.
Launched last summer by Harvard University, the DPLA created seven pilot sites with libraries in Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, South Carolina and Utah to serve as regional hubs. In Georgia, the Digital Library of Georgia serves as the regional hub. The DLG is an initiative of GALILEO, Georgia’s statewide virtual library, and is based at the UGA Libraries.
Content from more than 60 Georgia repositories became available through the Digital Public Library of America, and more will be added.
For more information on the DPLA, see http://dp.la/.