About the Program
The Boston Public Library is pleased to provide digitization services to Massachusetts cultural heritage institutions as part of its Library for the Commonwealth program. These services were originally supported with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) through a grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
Digital Commonwealth is a statewide collaboration focused on providing access to the rich variety of materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions. These services will support its goal of making such resources widely available online.
This digitization program is the product of a strong partnership between Digital Commonwealth and the Boston Public Library. Through this partnership, these organizations will work together toward a shared goal of creating, maintaining, and expanding a successful and thriving statewide system that provides access to Massachusetts’ digital resources. This is an excellent opportunity for Digital Commonwealth members to apply for free digitization services from the Boston Public Library.
You can apply for digitization services here.
For information about what types of content may be contributed, see the Digital Commonwealth’s Collection Development Policy.