Digital Services represent a major focus of our work at METRO, in large part through the METRO Digitization Grant Program, which has helped fund the creation of over 70 digital collections over the last 10 years.
The provision of METRO's Digital Services is informed by the Digital Services Advisory Council, an expert team comprised of practicing professionals from METRO member institutions as well as METRO staff. Council members meet periodically to provide METRO with feedback and assistance in evaluating emerging and longstanding needs related to digital curation.
Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York
Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York (DCMNY) provides online access to the digital collections of libraries, archives, museums and historical societies located in and around New York City. It is intended to serve as a digital collection hosting service for METRO member institutions, as well as an on-ramp to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
METRO has funded more than 50 digital collections over the past eight years. METRO Digitization Grant Program is available each year starting in March.
Empire State Digital Network
Empire State Digital Network is the first service hub to be created explicitly as a means for sharing New York’s rich digital cultural heritage with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The Network will be administered by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) in collaboration with eight allied regional library councils collectively working as NY3Rs Association. For more information, please visit the ESDN website.
The digitalMETRO directory provides increased discoverability and access to online collections created and maintained by member libraries of the Metropolitan New York Library Council. A collection may be included in the digitalMETRO directory if the creating institution is a member of the Metropolitan New York Library Council.
Research and planning
Documentation from our research into digital collections.
Visit our Digitization LibGuide for more information on managing your own digital collections.
For any questions related to Digital Services, please contact Anne Karle-Zenith.