The first step in contributing to the DPLA through PA Digital is to convert your physical materials into a digital format through digitization. Digitization enables wide access and discovery of library and archival collections through online portals. PA Digital does not offer digitization services, but here are some external resources to help you get started with digitization efforts, including scanning and storage options.
Digitization Planning & Workflow:
- Digitization project planning – DPLA Self-Guided Curriculum for Digitization
- Digital skills training – Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP)
- PLPP webinar – Getting Started with Digitization
- Financial planning – Digital Library Federation’s Assessment Interest Group
- Grant opportunities:
PA Opportunities for Scanning Hardware and Digital Collection Hosting: