The Kentucky Digital Library (KDL) has recently partnered with The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The DPLA now harvests monthly from various metadata records in the Kentucky Digital Library. In December, a DPLA report showed 178 accesses of KDL through The Digital Public Library of America.
The Kentucky Digital Library was invited to participate in the Digital Public Library of America as one of the first four service hub partners. KDL was selected based on the strength of their technological infrastructure and content. The goal of DPLA is to “create a resource that goes well beyond providing simple access to digitized or born digital content.” DPLA also strives to “bring together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums and make them freely available to the world.”