What is the Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC)?

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together (aggregates) descriptive information about collection material from libraries, archives, and museums, and makes it freely available to the world. Currently this national online portal has:

  • 35 million + collections resources from libraries, archives and museums
  • 42 hubs (and growing) that include more than 2,057 institutional partners from across the United States

DPLA Service Hubs are state, regional, or other collaborations that host and/or bring together digital objects from institutions within their respective communities. Single institutions with substantial individual collections are also included in the Hubs Network.

What the PPC and the DPLA can do for your collections

Sharing your collection information with the DPLA gives you the ability to:

  • Increase traffic to your collections and therefore your institution
  • Create collection-based educational sets
  • Develop online exhibits
  • Build a community around individual collections
  • Establish a platform for underrepresented groups
  • Place your institution on the same playing field as others

Who is Frontier?

Frontier is the name given to our PPC logo – the ubiquitous Colorado/Wyoming pronghorn.

We chose the pronghorn to be our symbol because of its characteristics… independent, resilient, and stalwart, yet with the capacity to join together to create a larger and more powerful presence when warranted.