Collection Hosting

PLEASE NOTE: METRO is in the process of migrating hosted digital collections from CONTENTdm to a new open source platform. Once the new system is in place we will be announcing an update on METRO's Collection Hosting Service. Stay tuned to this page and other METRO communication channels for further details. 
One of the biggest challenges for libraries digitizing collections involves how to deliver a completed collection online. METRO’s Digital Collection Hosting Service provides METRO member libraries and archives with a quick, robust, and affordable means for delivering digital content online.

Benefits of METRO CONTENTdm Hosting

One Complete Solution:
CONTENTdm meets all your digital collection needs – supporting virtually any digital format your collection might feature. 

WorldCat Integration:
METRO Digital Collections may also opt-in for harvesting item-level records into WorldCat for added exposure to resources in the WorldCat catalog.

New York Heritage Integration:
METRO-hosted collections will automatically be added to New York Heritage – a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and others who are interested in learning more about the people, places and institutions of historical New York State. The site provides immediate free access to more than 160 distinct digital collections that reflect New York State's long history.

digitalMETRO Integration:
METRO-hosted collections will also be included in digitalMETRO, a directory of digital collections created and maintained by METRO member libraries and archives.

Reliable Support:
METRO-hosted collections enjoy full OCLC support via phone or email as well as access to the robust CONTENTdm User Support Center Knowledge Base.

Security and Interoperability:
METRO-hosted collections are hosted with OCLC for reliable support and seamless system upgrades. Collections built in CONTENTdm may also be exported for import into another system, should your organization decide to migrate at a later date. 

By collaborating with member libraries, METRO is able to leverage the strength of our numbers and diversity of our membership to offer low-cost digital collection hosting at a fraction of what individual libraries and archives might expect to pay for individual licenses and hosting of CONTENTdm.

To inquire about hosting your digital collection with METRO, contact METRO’s Digital Services Manager, Anne Karle-Zenith.