We at PA Digital are wrapping up our work with our generous Knight Grant subaward from the DPLA for 2017.

The funding from the Knight Grant allowed us to expand our outreach to potential contributors in the Knight Communities of Philadelphia and State College, PA. We have seen a sizable increase in the number of records, collections, and institutions represented in DPLA as a result of these outreach efforts. 

Our numbers:
Since March, we have ingested 59,575 new records from 93 new collections, and 12 new institutions within the Knight communities. This exceeded our goals for the sub-award!


Our events:

  • PA Digital Orientation webinar targeted towards Knight institutions on July 20th [slides]
  • “Connect and Communicate” webinar Pennsylvania Library Association “Connect and Communicate” webinar on May 17
  • Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association Institute in-person session on June 23
  • “Metadata Anonymous” webinar in an effort to expand the conversation about metadata quality and explain our various review processes on August 23 [slides]
  • “Metadata Anonymous” in-person workshop based on the webinar at the Free Library of Philadelphia on December 7 [slides]

Our Rights Statements Training:

We created three Rights Webinar “modules” with the aim of providing context and guidance toward implementing the RightsStatements.org recommendations.

  • Copyright 101 [video]
  • What is a Rights Statement [video]
  • Implementing Rights Statements [video]

Thank you to everyone who became a contributor, attended one of our workshops or webinars, and supported our increased outreach efforts to Knight communities. Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to contribute additional collections: info@padigital.org.


Image: East Broad Top Railroad 14 train, Frank G. Zahn Railroad Photograph Collection, Temple University


Image: Epistle of caution against pride, &c. from the Yearly Meeting in London, 1718, Quaker Broadsides Collection, Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections & Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Prior update blog post: https://padigital.org/2017/07/12/2017-updates/

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