Digital Downloads - A Library Collaboration
Digital Downloads - A Library Collaboration (DDALC) is the result of a
grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services
awarded by the State Library of Ohio in 2004 to the Grandview Heights Public Library. The original members
of the grant were Grandview and Upper Arlington Public
Libraries. This grant eventually enabled nine
libraries in the mid-Ohio region to band together
in a project focused on cooperatively bringing
online audio and print books to the public. The
need to create a new identity beyond traditional
service boundaries led to the creation of the Initiative.
In 2009 the project was renamed to reflect the expansion of participating
libraries beyond the mid-Ohio region. The title "Digital
Downloads - A Library Collaboration" (DDALC) replaced the original project
title of "Mid-Ohio Digital Library Initiative" (MOLDI).
With the creation of this group, we also
recognized that there were many other digital
projects that libraries were presenting to the
public, but there was not much knowledge
regarding their existence. Therefore, our second
aim became to present interesting and useful
digital projects by Ohio libraries, both of our
members and those we have seen elsewhere and
Our presentation of projects is not intended to
be a complete list of what is available to the
public, but one which focuses on our regional
identity and what our librarians feel to be the
most useful to the public.
DDALC does not own the sites and all rights must
be pursued off each individual site you use. We
do not, in any way, control the content or
copyright of the listed sites.