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South Dakota State Library
MacKay Building
800 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501

1-605-773-6962 (FAX)
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7 am - 4 pm MT

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Digital Services

The South Dakota State Library Digital Services Program was established in 2002 to further the library's mission to “lead the State in access to resources, advance literacy, and promote lifelong learning in the information age” through the use of technology.

  • supports state government objectives by providing research and information resources and services
  • supports development of digital local library services
  • facilitates access to digital information resources which support education and information needs
  • and develops online content in the form of vetted web resources and digitization of state publications, statistical report forms, and publications.

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Archived SD State Agency Websites (Archive-It)

The South Dakota State Archives Web Link to State Archives and the South Dakota State Library uses Archive-It to preserve the websites of South Dakota State Government departments and agencies, including state-funded academic institutions. These websites host annual reports, rules and regulations, legislative documents, and other born-digital state publications.

Go to Archived SD State Agency Websites (Archive-It Collection) Web Link to Archive-IT

Online State Publications (CONTENTdm Digital Collections)

The South Dakota State Library's Digital Collections reflect the history and culture of South Dakota. Our collections are primarily of interest to researchers, genealogists, and librarians.

In 2009, OCLC expanded the FirstSearch Base Package with CONTENTdm Web Link to OCLC. CONTENTdm “quick start” is available for digital collection building to Base Package subscribers at no additional charge. This entry-level, hosted version of CONTENTdm® will support efforts to increase access to the digital content that libraries provide.

Go to State Library's Online State Publications (CONTENTdm Digital Collections)Web Link to ContentDM

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Dublin Core® Metadata Initiative Web Link to Dublin Core
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, or “DCMI”, is an open organization engaged in the development of interoperable metadata standards that support a broad range of purposes and business models.

A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections Web Link to NISO
Provides an overview of some of the major components and activities involved in the creation of good digital collections and provides a framework for identifying, organizing, and applying existing knowledge and resources to support the development of sound local practices for creating and managing good digital collections.

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Web Link to NEDCC
A nonprofit, regional conservation center specializing in the preservation of paper-based materials. NEDCC serves libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other collections-holding institutions, as well as private collections.

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South Dakota State Library Cornerstone
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Brenda Hemmelman EMAIL
Collection Services Librarian
605-773-3131, Option 4

Nina Mentzel EMAIL
Metadata Librarian
605-280-6911 (cell)
605-773-3131, Option 3

Wynne Nafus Sayer EMAIL
Webmaster/ Information Officer
605-773-3131, Option 6

Karen Rickert EMAIL
Digital Library Associate
605-773-3131, Option 3

Kathy Connell EMAIL
Digital Technician
605-773-3131, Option 3

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