The University of Kentucky servers that currently host the Kentucky Digital Library (KDL) are scheduled to be decommissioned in 2018. The next version of KDL will be hosted on OCLC's CONTENTdm platform.
Planning is underway for many aspects of participating in the new KDL, including:
For libraries and other institutions interested in participating, an October meeting is being planned at KYVL offices in Frankfort. Details will be forthcoming.
A digital sandbox is in place in anticipation of the move of KDL to the CONTENTdm platform. The sandbox is available by visiting kdl.contentdm.oclc.org.
Digital collection administrators of interested institutions are encouraged to contact KYVL to request permission to work in the sandbox. An OCLC WorldCat username is required (see below).
To request collection administrator permissions for your institution's KDL / CONTENTdm collections, please note the following:
KYVL will set up one KDL collections administrator per institution. This administrator will have the ability to add and grant collections-level permissions to other institutional users.
For a consistent look and feel for your institution's collections, a template can be created that makes it possible to easily reproduce institutional customizations.
To request a new collection for your institution, complete the KDL Add Collection Request Form. A KDL administrator will notify you when the collection has been added. Once you have been notified, follow these steps to add the collection to @Your Institution's Digital Collections master page.