Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York (DCMNY) provides online access to digital collections of libraries, archives, museums and historical societies located in and around New York City. Participating institutions are located in the following counties of New York State: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Westchester.

The collections include photographs, maps, letters, postcards, manuscripts, scrapbooks, programs from events, catalogues, memorabilia and ephemera, and more. New collections are being added on an ongoing basis, and contributors are also adding new material to existing collections.

DCMNY is not a curated repository. It is intended to serve as a hosting service for members of the Metropolitan New York Library Council to make their content available online in a collaborative, shared digital space. Please keep in mind that items in DCMNY typically represent only a small percentage of the materials held by the organizations that made them available online, and feel free to contact any of the contributing institutions for more information about their collections.

DCMNY runs on the Archipelago platform, an open source digital repository system built on top of Drupal. The development of Archipelago is being supported by the METRO, alongside a community of professional partners and open source repositories enthusiasts. To learn more, you can begin by browsing through some of DCMNY's Digital Objects or Collections, or exploring Archipelago's Documentation.

For more information about participating in DCMNY, please contact us at