Welcome to Florida Memory


The Sunshine State Digital Network (SSDN) is the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Service Hub for the state of Florida. The service hub represents a community of institutions in the state which will provide their partner institutions' aggregated metadata for the DPLA and offer tiered services to connect institutions of all sizes to the DPLA. They are a proud member of the DPLA Hub Network and their membership is supported through generous funding provided by the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.

A selection of significant records from the State Library and Archives of Florida are featured on the World Digital Library (WDL). Its mission is to make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The content is in a variety of formats and languages, from different places and time periods, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings and other types of primary sources.

The Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services is a member of the Library of Congress's National Digital Stewardship Alliance initiative. The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is a collaborative effort among government agencies, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and businesses to preserve digital collections for the benefit of citizens now and in the future. Goals include developing improved preservation standards and practices; working with experts to identify categories of digital information that are most worthy of preservation; and taking steps to incorporate content into a national collection.