Pennsylvania DPLA aggregator prototype: 136,419 records from 157 collections and 29 PA institutions

 As part of the efforts to start building a Pennsylvania DPLA hub, we have recently completed a PA DPLA aggregator prototype:

It currently contains 136,419 records from 157 collections and 29 PA institutions!

The prototype was developed from December 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, using the Hydra Open Source software platform. Through the process, we were also able to develop our familiarity with DPLA’s technical and metadata requirements, understand workflow challenges, and start testing the organizational structure proposed.


For more information about what the prototype is (and what it is not), and how you can get your institution involved in this exciting project, please check the About page:

Thank you so much to the PA DPLA Aggregator Prototype Team (Linda Ballinger, PSU; Doreva Belfiore, Temple U.; Mohamed Berray, PSU; William Fee, State Library; Andrew Gearhart, PSU; Ben Goldman, PSU; Patricia Hswe, PSU; Delphine Khanna, Temple U.; Katherine Lynch, Temple U.; Steven Ng, Temple U.; and Kristen Yarmey, U. of Scranton).

And thank you also to all the institutions who accepted to have their collections harvested for testing purposes and worked with us to iron out technical difficulties.

Let us know if you have any questions or comments. Thank you,

The PA DPLA Planning Group

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