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Manage your digital collections and make them available to everyone, everywhere.

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Store, manage and deliver your digital collections

CONTENTdm® helps you make your library's digital collections available on the Web. With a full range of integrated tools, CONTENTdm is an easy-to-use and flexible digital collection management system. OCLC staff will host and provide operation support for your CONTENTdm installation, enabling you to focus on building and managing your digital collections.

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Customize your digital collection website

With integrated tools, you can quickly create a branded look and feel for your library's digital collection website. CONTENTdm makes it easy to customize your digital collection website, whether or not you have programming skills.

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Watch Bo Kinney, Special Collections Librarian at The Seattle Public Library, talk about their use of CONTENTdm to share their collections on the Web.

Maximize the visibility of your unique resources via WorldCat®

The WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway is a free, self-service tool that's integrated with CONTENTdm. Upload your collection metadata to WorldCat—the premier database of library materials. From there, students and scholars can find their way to your local digital collections from™, WorldCat Discovery Services and many OCLC partner services.

Store any type of file

CONTENTdm handles multi-page documents, PDFs, local history archives, newspapers, audio, video, EAD Finding Aids, image files and more. With CONTENTdm, you have full control over your digital resources and their descriptions, access and display. You can fully customize metadata fields and maximize end user discovery of your materials.

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Member stories


Save unique, at-risk digital content

Hear how cooperative research helped UCLA Library's special collections department emphasize strategic acquisition of important digital materials.

"Thanks to CONTENTdm, we can display our collections without moving them an inch or risking damage to the fragile items. [And] the number of visits to [our collection's] website has increased by 40%!"

Anna Valls Pasola
Director of the Documentation Centre and the Museum of Performing Arts, Barcelona