App Library

The DPLA is a platform that enables new and transformative uses of our digitized cultural heritage. The DPLA's application programming interface (API) and open data can be used by software developers, researchers, and others to create novel environments for learning, tools for discovery, and engaging apps.

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Metadata Explorer

Dean Farrell

Metadata Explorer is an attempt to explore national digital libraries, pan-national digital libraries and libraries in general, in a different, hopefully useful way.

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DPLA Item Flow

Dean Farrell

A visualization showing the the flow of hubs into the DPLA.

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DPLA Partner Flow

Dean Farrell

A visualization showing the flow of items into DPLA hubs from their content providers.

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Hover over an institution's wedge to see how many items it has contributed to DPLA.

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Visually browse books by language and view them on the DPLA Bookshelf.

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Term Frequency Map

Dean Farrell

See how your search term(s) frequency changes through time in DPLA.

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DPLA Licenses

Dean Farrell

A treemap graphic that shows the top 575 licenses in the DPLA corpus, divided into four clusters.

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DPLA Visual Search Prototype

Schuyler Lindberg

A prototype visual search interface that explores content from the Digital Public Library of America.

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WikipeDPLA

Eric Phetteplace

See relevant results from the Digital Public Library of America on any Wikipedia article using this Google Chrome extension.

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Term vs. Term

Owen Mundy

Compare the number of search results for two phrases from the Digital Public Library of America.

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FindDPLA

Eric Phetteplace and Jake Orlowitz

Want to see DPLA's related text and images for any Wikipedia article? FindDPLA is an easy-to-install tool that pulls up relevant content from the DPLA any time you view a Wikipedia article.

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Historical Cats

Adam Malantonio

A Twitter bot that grabs an item at random via the DPLA's API platform and tweets it out.

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