SCKLS Digital Library Initiative

helping our Kansas libraries digitize and share history

SCKLS Digital Library Initiative

The South Central Kansas Library System hosts a digital library platform for use by its member libraries.  The startup was partially funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through an LSTA grant

With ongoing funding by SCKLS and the South Central Kansas Library Foundation, this project provides training and support for participating public, school, academic and special libraries to create and maintain their own digital collections. 

The content of these collections may include text documents, letters or diaries, maps, photographs, audio and/or video files that reflect the history of an individual library and its community, or are of general historical interest.

This project is growing, and the next phase, which will be open to SCKLS member libraries, is currently in the planning stage.

The following library sites are currently under development:

The SCKLS region includes Barber, Butler, Cowley, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, McPherson, Reno, Rice, Sedgwick, Stafford and Sumner counties, and has a service population of approximately 762,058. There are 147 members participating and eligible for grants and services. Membership and participation are voluntary and each member library retains its local self-government and independence.

The mission of the South Central Kansas Library System is to assist member libraries to provide excellent service to their communities. SCKLS provides grants, consultingcontinuing education and cost-effective support services to its member libraries.

General digitization project information can be found on the SCKLS website.  For specific information, please contact digitize@sckls.info.