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Mission and Goals


The Iowa Heritage Digital Collections (IHDC) is a free, online repository of Iowa history and culture maintained by Iowa Library Services/State Library created by bringing together in digital form documents, images, maps, finding aids, interpretive and educational materials, and other media from collections held by a wide range of organizations throughout Iowa to enhance access to and preserve long–term accessibility of these valuable materials.


To maintain an open, publicly accessible, virtual collection relating to Iowa history and culture.
To identify ongoing and planned digitization projects relating to Iowa’s cultural heritage.
To provide the technical infrastructure for the persistence and sustainability of electronic collections.
To provide training and other resources necessary to enable organizations to participate in the initiative.
To encourage preservation of original materials selected for electronic distribution.


Contacts For more information about Iowa Heritage Digital Collections contact Barb Corson or Pam Rees