Digital Maryland is a collaborative, statewide digital preservation program of the Enoch Pratt Free Library/Maryland State Library Resource Center. Users can search and explore historical and cultural documents, images, audio, and videos that record Maryland’s history.
Formerly known as Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage, Digital Maryland was formed in the spring of 2000 as part of the Strategic Information Technology Plan of the Pratt Library. In November 2002, the Pratt Library sponsored a statewide conference on the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Project attended by delegates from a diverse set of libraries and other cultural heritage institutions. A federal grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, administered through the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library Development and Services, funded the creation and training of regional digitization labs. This grant also funded an initial survey of archival holdings in libraries and historical societies throughout the state.
In 2004 the first digital collections were presented and the program has continued to expand to include over 130 collections. Digital Maryland has partnered with institutions throughout the state to present unique and important primary source materials that document aspects of Maryland history from its inception to the present.