The Digital Library of Georgia is a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries that collaborates with Georgia's Libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key information resources on Georgia history, culture, and life. This primary mission is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. The Digital Library of Georgia also provides digital library and micrographic services, and supports the instruction, research, and service missions of GALILEO and the University System of Georgia through collaboration with university faculty, students, and staff, and through participation on local and national levels in the development of digital library standards, practice, and technology. The Digital Library facilitates cooperative ventures with other organizations and provides leadership for cooperative digital initiatives throughout the state.
The Digital Library of Georgia at the University of Georgia Libraries has two functional units:
The Digital Library of Georgia Production Center supports the mission and goals of the Digital Library of Georgia by developing, maintaining, and preserving collections of digital content in collaboration with staff from partner institutions, University of Georgia Libraries, and GALILEO. Its work includes imaging, metadata, text encoding, and digital curation.
Micrographic Services supports the mission of the Digital Library of Georgia and the University Libraries by preserving collections of materials related to the history and culture of Georgia for ongoing access through the Georgia Newspaper Project, part of the United States Newspaper Program. The Georgia Newspaper Project films 200 current newspapers on an ongoing basis, and it provides microfilm to libraries, organizations, and individuals across the state. In operation since 1953, the Georgia Newspaper Project has filmed Georgia newspapers dating from the 18th century to the present, and from every county in Georgia that publishes a newspaper.