Digital Public Libraries

Digital Public Libraries are an aggregation of metadata from libraries, archives, museums and galleries. They provides open access to a growing digital repository of books, photographs, paintings, journal articles, apps, newspapers, maps, music and video clips.
Examples include:
dignzDigitalNZ (New Zealand)
DigitalNZ aims to make New Zealand digital content from libraries, museums, government departments, publicly funded organisations, the private sector and community groups, easy to find, share and use. Search across more than 29 million digital items, and know that all the data used on DigitalNZ is available for free public use. This is an initiative with nearly 200 partners, led by the National Library of New Zealand.
dplaDPLA (America)
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums and makes them freely available to the world. DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials and make those resources easily discoverable and widely usable.
europeanaEuropeana (Europe)
Explore millions of items from a range of Europe’s leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Books and manuscripts, photos and paintings, television and film, sculpture and crafts, diaries and maps, sheet music and recordings. No need to travel the continent, either physically or virtually! Europeana is a trusted source of cultural heritage. It connects you to the original source of the material so you can be sure of its authenticity.
sing-onesearchOne Search (Singapore)
OneSearch is an online search portal that helps you find information across a variety of resources from Singapores National Library Board libraries and archives, as well as the National Heritage Board’s museum repository. OneSearch can retrieve a wide range of digital content such as books, magazines, audio-visual materials, eBooks, photographs, films, oral history interviews and maps.
troveTrove (Australia)
Trove helps you find and use resources relating to Australia. Trove brings together content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations and gives you tools to explore and build. This aggregation of metadata gives you access to a growing repository of fulltext digital resources.
world-dig-libWorld Digital Library (U.S. Library of Congress and UNESCO)
The World Digital Library is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, with the support of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization) and in cooperation with libraries, archives and museums around the world. WDL items can be browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, language and contributing institution.

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