What is Digital PML?

Digital PML is the Patchogue-Medford Library's repository of digitized materials, containing scanned books, postcards, photographs, maps, virtual exhibits and more.

How do I find something in Digital PML?

There are two great ways to get started. The first way is to use the general website search box, which searches all Digital PML content, in the upper left hand corner of the site. The second way is to visit our Search page, which will give you several alternative and more specific ways of starting your search.

Can I use something that I get from Digital PML somewhere else?

Most images and text in Digital PML are in the Public Domain unless noted otherwise, and are therefore freely available for reuse. We request that as a courtesy you correctly cite the original content and credit the Patchogue-Medford Library, and if possible link back to the original content.

Included in the description of each item in Digital PML, there is a copyright statement. Most items in Digital PML are "Not in Copyright" or have "No Known Copyright Restrictions", that is, they are free from copyright restrictions. Such items may be used for private, non-commercial, research or educational purposes. However, it is considered polite to credit the organization that originally made the work available. If you wish to credit the Patchogue-Medford Library, please label the image you use "Courtesy Patchogue-Medford Library" and link back to our site (https://digitalpml.pmlib.org).

Items which are still in copyright and have been digitized with permission from the publisher may have other restrictions, including the prohibition of reuse for commercial purposes. If you wish to reuse portions of an in copyright item for anything other than fair use purposes, please contact us.

If you believe the copyright statement for an item to be in error, please contact us. We will immediately and gladly remove any item from Digital PML which is still under copyright and has been digitized in error.

How can I keep up with what's being added to Digital PML, and can I be notified when new items are added to Digital PML?

New items are constantly being added to Digital PML; to be informed when new items are added, check Digital PML's home page periodically or subscribe to Digital PML's RSS feed.

What are the technical specifications of Digital PML? What digitization and metadata standards does it use?

If you're a library colleague who is interested in Digital PML's technical specifications or digitization and metadata standards, please feel free to contact us.

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