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Birth Certificate (Geburtsschein) for Rhoda Slack, Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Books Collection, frk00165

A little over a year and a half ago, the PA Digital Founders Group first met in Philadelphia to discuss the potential for a Pennsylvania hub for the Digital Public Library of America. As of April 13, 2016, Pennsylvania content has been live on the DPLA site, with a total of 131,651 records representing 19 contributing institutions, 2 intermediate providers [aggregators] and 86 collections.

You can see all of PA Digital‘s records in the DPLA by searching or faceting on our name PA Digital:
PA Digital Records in the DPLA

Alternately, you can search the DPLA and then facet by the Partner ‘PA Digital’.

Please note that additional data enhancement will occur in the next few months. At this point, geographic information has not yet been enhanced, and all records may not show accurately in the map or timeline interface.

This is a wonderful showing for our first ingest into the DPLA.  Thank you to all of the institutions that contributed to our efforts, and congratulations, Pennsylvania!

We look forward to bringing onboard more institutions and more content from current contributors within the coming year.

For information about our project, or about how you can participate in PA Digital and the DPLA, please email anytime to .

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