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Contribute Your Collections

The Boston Public Library has prepared documents to assist members with getting their collections added to the Digital Commonwealth repository.

If you are unfamiliar with Digital Commonwealth's process, see How to Get Started with Digital Commonwealth.

Members may contribute collections to the publicly-accessible Digital Commonwealth search system in several ways:

Hosted Collections - For institutions that already have digitized materials and accompanying metadata, and are looking for a digital object management solution

Harvested Collections - For institutions that host their own digital collections and can make metadata records available via OAI-PMH harvesting

For information about what types of content may be contributed, see the Collection Development Policy.

If your materials have not yet been digitized, please refer to Digitization & Metadata Services.

For information about metadata requirements for items included in the Digital Commonwealth repository, see Metadata Requirements & Guidelines.

To apply for digitization services, please complete the Boston Public Library/Digital Commonwealth Digitization Request Form and Service Agreement.

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