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DPLA Press Roundup: May 10, 2013

Posted by Vicky Zeamer on May 10, 2013 in Press.

Brian Lehrer TV: So Many Mayoral Forums: Are they Working?

“Recently named one of TIME’s 50 Best Websites of 2013, the Digital Public Library of America increases the public’s access to state and regional archives. Brian talks to executive director, Dan Cohen.”

From City University of New York TV’s show  BrianLehrer.tv: So Many Mayoral Forums: Are they Working?

Digital Public Library of America Features Upper Midwest Natives

“Coinciding with the launch are a number of special online exhibits includingHistory of Survivance: Upper Midwest 19thCentury Native American Narratives, which focuses on telling the story of Native American survival in the Minnesota region.”

““One must be particularly careful about the story being told since the narrative that largely exists is one of cultural denouement, of endings, as told by a colonizing population to its descendants,” notes the exhibit’s introduction. “The accounts of the lives of Native Americans during the 19th century that are told by Native peoples themselves are strikingly different to those recounted in history books, movies, and all too frequently in museums.””

From the article on Indian Country Today Media Network, Digital Public Library of America Features Upper Midwest Natives

Today in APIs: Intel Acquires Aepona, Steam Gaming Platform API and 8 New APIs

“The DPLA API provides a programmatic method for accessing the metadata for items stored by the DPLA. Among other information, each metadata record contain a link to the object’s location on the content provider’s website.”

From Romin Irani’s article for Programmable Web, Today in APIs: Intel Acquires Aepona, Steam Gaming Platform API and 8 New APIs