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PA Photos & Documents - General

Inquiries and Application

Interested in participating in PA Photos & Documents? Complete this questionnaire to help determine if your materials are eligible for inclusion. 


Definitely want to participate in PA Photos & Documents (PaPD)? Submit an application

Please note that the application may be completed online or on your computer but a "wet signature" is required. 


Have questions about participation?  Contact us!

How PaPD Works

Participating institutions’ responsibilities include: 

  • Establishing a collection manager, who also serves as the primary contact
  • Digitizing, adding, and maintaining high-quality materials
  • Assigning metadata to materials based on best practices established by PaPD

POWER Library provides:

  • Secured server facility for data storage (PaPD is not intended as a preservation solution; we recommend that contributors retain copies of metadata and files submitted to PaPD)
  • 24/7 availability of data via any web browser
  • A homepage for each collection
  • Keyword searching of one or more collections
  • Discovery of collections across the USA and beyond in the Digital Public Library of America

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This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and
through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Library Access funds administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.  

The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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