Digital Creation Kits
Colorado State Library (CSL) offers Digital Creation Kits to libraries and cultural heritage organizations that wish to participate in the Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC), and by extension the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), but don’t have the funds to purchase digitization equipment, and/or don’t have a long-term need for it. Kit contents are designed to make archive creation more accessible, and give our communities the resources they need to begin sharing their stories digitally.
How to Borrow
- Staff in Colorado libraries may check out kits directly from Colorado State Library through the CSL AspenCat catalog. The kits are shipped via the statewide Courier system.
- Kits are loaned for 2 months at a time and may be renewed if there are no other holds.
- Kit contents are meant for use by the borrowing institution and not intended to be checked out to individual patrons.
- The kits can be loaned to in-state, non-library organizations (e.g. museums, archives, etc.), but special arrangements will need to be made for delivery and return since these organizations are not on the statewide Courier system. If your non-library organization is interested in borrowing a kit, contact Kit Support directly at KitSupport@coloradovirtuallibrary.org.
Wyoming Digitization Kits
Wyoming also loans digitization kits to their state’s organizations. For more information, contact:
Sara Davis, Wyoming State Archivist