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Submission Guidelines

Currently, Cleveland Public Library's Cleveland Digital Public Library can only accept still images for donation using this form. Contact us directly at digitization@cpl.org if you wish to contribute audio or video files.

Cleveland Public Library reserves the right to edit or reject donations to the digital library.


In order to be published in the Cleveland Public Library Digital Gallery, the donated image file, audio file, or video file that you contribute must:

  • Be sensitive to the privacy concerns of individuals;
  • Not malign any group or individual;
  • Not include inflammatory, rude or offensive language or content;
  • Not include links to or URLs for Internet sites;
  • Not be used to promote products or services;
  • Not include any personal identifying information such as Social Security numbers, phone numbers, email addresses or street addresses

Technical Requirements
  • Donate scanned and digital photos at the highest resolution and size you have available (e.g. 300 dpi)
  • Do not send .zip files
  • Do not paste photographs into an MS Word document; send only the graphics files
  • Image file types .jpg (preferred) and .tif are accepted
  • Note: do not include spaces or special characters (&, #, !, ?, etc.) in filenames
Donate to Digital Gallery
  • [Title the file. No more than three or four words, if you can. Shorter is better.]
  • [Who made the drawing or artwork? Who took the photograph? Who created the object photographed?]
  • [Enter the date the drawing, artwork, recording, or file you've uploaded was made using YYYY-MM-DD format]
  • [Write a line or two about the contribution. For instance - 'This is an image of Public Square with the Soldier's and Sailors Memorial in the background taken on August 25, 2006, at in Cleveland Ohio. The photograph shows me and my friend standing on the steps of the memorial.' A good description adds information about the who, where, or what that are part of the digital contribution; remember that there can be more than one person, place, or thing]
  • [Image includes photographs, scans, and moving images. Sound includes files that present audio without images.]
  • [Image includes photographs, scans, and moving images. Sound includes files that present audio without images.]
  • [Choose the branch nearest to the place where the the drawing, artwork, recording, or file you've uploaded was made]
  • Choose a neighborhood nearest to the place where the the drawing, artwork, recording, or file you've uploaded was made. Choose from Cleveland City Planning maps here: http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/2010census/factsheets.php
Donor Information
  • [Name of the library card holder donating the digital item.]
  • [No Library Card? Get a CPL Card]
Confirm Terms of the Donation *
  • [To donate digital items to the library, review the Material Submission Authorization and Agreement carefully and completely. If you have filled out all of the required fields in the form above and agree to the terms of the Material Submission Authorization and Agreement, affirm this by typing your first and last name in the Donor Name box, above, and pressing donate button below.]
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