The Alliance maintains best practices for digital collections metadata and rights statements. Alliance members are strongly encouraged to implement these best practices to facilitate consortial digital collections initiatives. The documentation is available to the public.
Documentation is managed by the Unique and Local Content Program. Additional legacy documentation from the Alliance’s 2016-2021 DPLA pilot service is available upon request.
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Metadata Best Practices
Rights Statements Best Practices
Legacy documentation is not actively maintained by the Alliance, but is available for consultation and adaptation. Additional legacy documentation from 2016-2018 is available on request.
Legacy OAI-PMH harvester documentation (Github)
Legacy Pitch2Catcher documentation for CONTENTdm (Github)