Oregon Digital, the library digital collections platform of Oregon State University and the University of Oregon, joined the Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) in 2016 to increase the visibility of our collections. This article discusses the process of becoming participants in the hub-network structure of the two organizations, remediating metadata in compliance with best practices, and modifications to the digital collections platforms, both locally and at MWDL, to successfully harvest over 100,000 items into DPLA.

Author Biography

Julia Simic is the Assistant Head of Digital Scholarship Services at the University of Oregon Libraries. Her primary areas of responsibility include the management of all stages of the digital lifecycle, and participation in initiatives related to digital collections and scholarship projects. Julia assisted in developing training for the Orbis Cascade Alliance’s LSTA grant to become a DPLA Service Hub and is the Institutional Representative to the Unique & Local Content Team. She holds a BA and MLS from Indiana University.

Ryan Wick is an Analyst Programmer at Oregon State University Libraries and Press, with both the Special Collections and Archives Research Center and the Emerging Technologies and Services department. Beginning as a student worker in 1999, he has been involved in many digitization and digital collections projects, including publication of The Pauling Catalogue, OSU Sesquicentennial Oral History Project, ScholarsArchive@OSU, and Oregon Digital. He is also active in the Samvera and Code4Lib communities.

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© 2019 Julia Simic



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