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Getting started

Getting started

To begin building your KDL collections, follow these steps.

Get a WorldCat username

If you need access,

Join the KYVL Member Portal
  • Click here to request an account from KYVL.
  • Accounts are manually verified, so please allow time for processing.

Give KDL a try

  • Institutions considering participation in KDL may request a KDL sandbox collection by completing the KDL Sandbox Admin Login Request form. Sandbox collections remain unpublished until an institution becomes an official member of KDL.
  • Note: KYVL will work with your institution regarding the naming of your sandbox and other collections. If plan to eventyally publish your sandbox collection as is, please let KYVL know at the time the collection is set up. A collection created with a URL that includes the alias "UniversitySandbox" cannot later be rewritten to a URL containing "UniversityCollection."
Become a KDL partner

Ready to take the plunge?

  • Complete the KDL Memorandum of Agreement.
  • Contact KYVL to have your sandbox published AND / OR
  • Submit an Add Collection request form each time you wish to add an institutional collection. Collections are unpublished upon creation. Contact KYVL any time you need to change a collection's publication status.
  • Download the CONTENTdm Project Client. Each institution that signs a KDL MOA may install one instance. Contact KYVL for the license code.
Skill up!

  • Log in at kyvl.org/cdmadd using your WorldCat credentials.
  • Enter user name: Enter WorldCat username of the institutional administrator.
  • DO NOT ASSIGN ANY SERVER RIGHTS.
  • Under Collection Rights, select Specify Collections.
  • Assign rights to collections for the associated institution only.
  • Click Add.

Memorandum of Agreement

Institutions may now join the new Kentucky Digital Library. Please have an authorized institutional representative complete the KDL Memorandum of Agreement linked below.

Signed agreements may be mailed to KYVL at the address contained in the MOA or may be emailed to kdl@ky.gov.

Participating institutions

Institutions that have submitted signed MOAs are:

  • Asbury University
  • Berea College
  • Brescia University
  • Centre College
  • Frontier Nursing University
  • Georgetown College
  • Jessamine County Public Library
  • Kenton County Public Library
  • Kentucky Christian University
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • Louisville Free Public Library
  • Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Marion County Public Library
  • Midway University
  • Montgomery County Historical Society
  • Spalding University
  • Sullivan University
  • Thomas More University
  • Transylvania University
  • Union College
  • University of Pikeville
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Welcome aboard!

*CPE signatures pending

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