The Kentucky Digital Library (KDL) is a collaborative initiative of the Kentucky Virtual Library and other Kentucky institutions, built to enhance scholarship, research and lifelong learning by providing access to shared digital archival collections in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Visit KDL at kdl.kyvl.org.
Visit the KDL Work Group page to learn more.
Institutions with small collections can participate in the Kentucky Digital Library for free! KYVL covers the cost of the annual base subscription fee and provides 10 GB of collection storage to each participating institution.
After the first 10 GB, institutions contribute to the cost of collection storage at a rate of $100 per 10 GB unit for F22-23. Institutions also pay for optional services, including preservation storage and OCR extensions.
|CONTENTdm annual consortial base fee||$8,700||Annual||KYVL|
|Project client (one per institution)||$0||Annual||KYVL|
|Institutional collection storage below 10 GB||$150||Annual||KYVL|
|Each additional 10 GB collection storage||$100||Annual||Member institution|
|Preservation storage - each 10 GB||$150||Annual||Member institution|
|OCR extensions (optional)||$325||Annual||Member institution|
|DPLA Hub Membership is under consideration.||$10,000||Annual||TBD. Institutions with total collection storage below 10 GB
would not incur cost.
KDL member institutions are billed as follows:
Like to give KDL a try? Complete the following tutorial:
Or follow the steps below.
KDL is built on OCLC's CONTENTdm platform. Admin users are authenticated using WorldCat user credentials.
Ready to take the plunge? Have an authorized institutional representative complete the KDL Memorandum of Agreement. Instructions for submitting the signed agreement are included in the MOA
KDL Memorandum of Agreement (rev. 1.10.2020)
Staff of KDL member institutions are invited to participate in the KDL Member Council, which meets electronically approximately three to four times each year for updates on the work of the KDL Work Group, for support and collaboration, and to prioritize member needs and concerns. Meetings are coordinated by KYVL and the KDL Work Group chair, and announced via the KDL News e-list.
Institutions considering participation in KDL are invited to take part in meetings of the member council; however, voting privileges are limited to one vote per KDL member institution.
For more information about joining the KDL News e-list, visit kyvl.org/portalhelp.
Institutions with non-KDL CONTENTdm collections can easily make that content discoverable in KDL by migrating content and or metadata to Kentucky Digital Library. Follow the steps below.