Collage graphic with Four Freedoms poster by Norman Rockwell, ODN logo, metadata for poster and screenshot of it in DPLA and text "LSTA METADATA MINI-GRANTS"
May 17, 2021

The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce the second round of Metadata Mini-Grants. This grant will enable libraries to digitize and create new collections for the Digital Public Library of America. Applications are due by Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

Through work with Ohio Digital Network, Ohio’s DPLA Hub, and support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, libraries can apply for up to $4,999 to remediate metadata for collections that have already been digitized and create new digital collections. Changes to the grant program this year include eligibility for all Ohio libraries, archives, or other cultural heritage institutions including current contributors to Ohio Digital Network, and an updated contract period of October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

DPLA brings digital collections from cultural heritage collections across the U.S. together in one place and makes them freely accessible to all. Libraries, archives, and museums in Ohio already contributes over 250,000 items to this national project, and with this grant, your organization can be a part of the project, too!

Register for an informational webinar to be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Applications are due by 11:59pm on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

You can find more information and application instructions on the State Library’s website.

Media Contact:

Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Public Information Officer and Director, Marketing & Communications (614) 644-6875 marshams@library.ohio.gov