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DPLA Press Roundup: July 12, 2013

DPLA Press Roundup: July 12, 2013
Posted by Kenny Whitebloom on July 12, 2013 in Press.

Digital Public Library Serves as Portal for Discovery

“Dan Cohen presented an overview of the recently-launched Digital Public Library of America and was interviewed by ALA President Maureen Sullivan at her President’s Program on June 30.”

From Brad Martin’s article in ALA’s Cognotes Annual Conference Highlights, Digital Public Library Serves as Portal for Discovery

American History at Your Fingertips: The Digital Public Library of America

“American history at your fingertips: How Minnesota contibutes to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The DPLA is a groundbreaking project that, for the first time, will make many of our nation’s significant digital collections searchable and accessible to the public from a single site. It will aggregate millions of digital artifacts from local archives, libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions across America and deliver them to students, teachers, scholars, and the public via a powerful search interface.”

Some pictures from the @DPLA meet up at #ALA2013

DPLA Director Dan Cohen and Director of Content  Emily Gore were joined by other DPLA staffers, Amy Rudersdorf and Kenny Whitebloom at the DPLA meet up during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.”

From Martin Kalfatovic’s post on UDC 793, Some pictures from the @DPLA meet up at #ALA2013

#ALA2013: The bits I’m hearing again and again

“Put your stuff out there, share it with everyone else.  What I know and understand about APIs and data is very little, but I recognize how important these two things are as libraries began to digitize, build digital exhibitions, and share with a worldwide community.  The DPLA’s offering of a free bulk download of all its data and metadata is huge and a great place to start to realize just how important these things are to libraries.”

From Justin Hoenke’s post on Justin The Librarian, #ALA2013: The bits I’m hearing again and again