The Denver Public Library has completed its migration to its new public digital collection, launching a repository that provides unrivaled access to the library’s vast collection of historically significant material.

Built on Recollect’s industry-leading digital collection management and community engagement platform, the Denver Public Library has transitioned its collection of over 1 million digital items onto the platform, with further content scheduled for upload.

“This collection embodies the Denver Public Library’s mission of creating a welcoming space where all are free to explore and connect. We are so excited to continue building a platform that prioritizes curiosity and connection to a broad and diverse history.”

– Michelle Jeske, City Librarian and Executive Director for Denver Public Library

To create the digital collection envisioned by the Denver Public Library, staff from the library worked with Recollect’s implementation team through a number of dedicated workshops, covering topics including data structure and migration strategy, audience personas, and user experience.

Through the decisions made in these workshops, Recollect and Denver Public Library were able to create a tailored digital collection that engaged their community while meeting the needs of the library’s collection managers.

The resulting digital collection promotes discovery from their community, highlighting several information hubs holding material detailing notable events, people of influence, and insightful stories from the region. For easy access to popular items, the library has created direct links to the collection’s artwork, oral histories, and photographs dating back to the early 19th century, while incorporating a ‘Getting Started’ informational resource for users looking to take advantage of Recollect’s advanced search functionality.

To explore the library’s digital collection for yourself, visit the Denver Public Library Digital Collection here.