Boston Public Library


As the oldest public library system in the country, the BPL holds a vast wealth of culturally significant materials in its collections, which they have been digitizing for many years. Until recently, a unified solution to describing and providing access to the tens of thousands of digital objects in their collection has proven elusive. They are currently in the process of creating a repository for the management and preservation of these digital objects based upon Hydra, Blacklight and Fedora.

The project is unique in that their repository will be used by Digital Commonwealth, a statewide initiative supporting the digitization of cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives.

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