Pennsylvania Digital Library


Welcome to the Pennsylvania Digital Library...

The Pennsylvania Digital Library (PADL) is a state-wide metadata repository for digital resources created by Pennsylvania libraries, museums, educational institutions, and other cultural heritage organizations. PADL provides researchers with an aggregated search interface for these digital materials. This search tool will increase exposure to Pennsylvania's digital resources and make them more available on the open Web.

PADL was created and is maintained by The University of Pittsburgh's Library System (ULS), under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Advisory Committee on Collaborative Digitization (PACCD). The ULS has agreed to harvest, index, and provide a search interface for metadata created for Pennsylvania-created digital collections. This effort will be based on the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Pennsylvania institutions who wish to participate should register with the PA Digital Library.

Please contact us for more information about the PA Digital Library.