Staff by Department
Search GPLS

Strategic Plan for Georgia Public Library Service

Georgians can now
register to vote online!

Register to Vote Georgia

Add this link to your library website!

Upcoming Webinar:
Introduction to the New Georgia Historic Newspapers Website

Date and time:Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Register here:

Panelist(s) Info: Donnie Summerlin is the Digital Projects Archivist at the Digital Library of Georgia, where he oversees their ongoing effort to digitize the state's historic newspapers. He has a B. A. in history from the University of Georgia, a M. A. in history from Georgia College & State University, a MLIS from Valdosta State University, and has been a Certified Archivist since 2010.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Description: Join Digital Projects Archivist Donnie Summerlin as he introduces the Digital Library of Georgia's new Georgia Historic Newspapers website. Participants will explore the new interface and understand the enhanced search and browse capabilities.

Recent Webinar

Building Collections, Making Connections: Donor Relations and Archival Acquisitions in Public Libraries
Presented by Mat Darby

In this webinar, participants will develop skills for accepting, or declining, collections, how to cultivate good relationships with your community donors, and how to manage new and existing collections effectively.

Georgia HomePLACE: Overview

What is Georgia HomePLACE?

Georgia HomePLACE - Providing Library and Archives Collections Electronically - encourages public libraries and related institutions across the state of Georgia to participate in The Digital Library of Georgia, which is an initiative of GALILEO. HomePLACE offers a highly collaborative model for digitizing primary source collections related to local history and genealogy. Options for HomePLACE project collaborations may include collection assessment, project planning, digital imaging, staff training, promotion, and support for grant and other funding opportunities.

HomePLACE is supported with Federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Click here to learn more about Georgia HomePLACE.

How does it work?

Click for larger .jpg image

Georgia HomePLACE is committed to developing a customized strategy for digitization that works with your institution. Options can include imaging, metadata, hosting, and archiving services provided through a combination of means:

The Digital Library of Georgia operates a lab with a suite of high-end digital cameras and flatbed scanners that are able to image materials of nearly any size or dimension.  Work performed by the DLG will produce TIFF master files and derivative files.

How Does My Library Apply?

  1. Read the Nomination Guidelines
  2. Submit a nomination (link to DLG site)
  3. Schedule a site visit

See our FAQ for more information.

Georgia Public Library Service

Promote Your Page Too