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Meet The Portal to Texas History
December 18, 2013

Meet The Portal to Texas History

One key aspect that makes the DPLA model so unique is its aggregation of data—making a one-stop shop for users to access millions of items from our service partners, representing collections nationwide. That network of partners is continually growing. Just this past October, the DPLA was pleased to add The Portal to Texas History into that community, bringing in more than 300,000 new items.

Happy Holidays from the Digital Public Library of America
December 17, 2013

Happy Holidays from the Digital Public Library of America

A letter from DPLA Executive Director Dan Cohen

Happy Holidays from the Digital Public Library of America! Please make a tax-deductible donation to the DPLA today and help ensure that we’re able to build on 2013’s incredible momentum.

DPLA Has Big Impact on Web Traffic for Mountain West Digital Library
December 16, 2013

DPLA Has Big Impact on Web Traffic for Mountain West Digital Library

Now, thanks in part to the DPLA, more visitors are accessing the MWDL’s collections than ever before. From the April 18, 2013 launch of the DPLA through the middle of November, the number of visits to the MWDL website has increased by more than 105% in comparison to the previous seven months, from 41,500 to 85,000 visits.

DPLA’s New York Service Hub, Empire State Digital Network, Seeks Full-time Manager
December 13, 2013

DPLA’s New York Service Hub, Empire State Digital Network, Seeks Full-time Manager

The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), which administers the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), the DPLA Service Hub in New York, is seeking an experienced manager to coordinate and manage its hub-related activities.

DPLA Press Roundup: November 15 – December 15
December 13, 2013

DPLA Press Roundup: November 15 – December 15

Read DPLA-related press from November 15 to December 15, 2013.

December 12, 2013

[December 16, 2013] Board of Directors Call

The DPLA Board of Directors held a conference call on Monday, December 16 at 4:00 PM Eastern. The call was open to the public.

Press: “Digital Public Library of America: Young but Well Connected”
December 9, 2013

Press: “Digital Public Library of America: Young but Well Connected”

On December 9, the DPLA was featured in the Technology section of the Chronicle of Higher Education. The article — “Digital Public Library of America: Young but Well Connected” by Jennifer Howard — provides an excellent insight into our Digital Hubs program and its positive effect on local institutions.

CC0 (+BY)
December 4, 2013

CC0 (+BY)

This post originally appeared on Dan Cohen's personal blog, dancohen.org, in November 2013.

A November 2013 post from Dan Cohen’s personal blog.

Open Committee Call: Technical Advisory, December 4, 2:00 PM Eastern
December 3, 2013

Open Committee Call: Technical Advisory, December 4, 2:00 PM Eastern

This is a reminder that our next open committee call will take place on Wednesday, December 4 at 2:00 PM Eastern. Topics related to the Technical Advisory committee will serve as the subject of this call.

State of the DPLA’s Collections: Tracking our Growth
December 2, 2013

State of the DPLA’s Collections: Tracking our Growth

A post from Amy Rudersdorf, DPLA Assistant Director for Content

We thought the DPLA community might be interested in a few stats we’ve gathered about our partners and their collections at the six-month mark. We’re still building, growing, and testing, but the numbers give some insight into where we’re content-rich and where we might consider focusing our development efforts.

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