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Version 3.1 of the DPLA Metadata Application Profile (MAP) now available!
August 12, 2014

Version 3.1 of the DPLA Metadata Application Profile (MAP) now available!

The DPLA is pleased to announce an update to the Metadata Application Profile (MAP). The DPLA MAP is the basis for how data is structured and validated in DPLA, and guides how data is stored, serialized, and made available through our API in JSON-LD. The MAP is based on the Europeana Data Model (EDM), and integrates the experience and specific needs for aggregating the data of America’s cultural heritage institutions.

Rachel Frick to Join the Digital Public Library of America as Business Development Director
August 7, 2014

Rachel Frick to Join the Digital Public Library of America as Business Development Director

BOSTON, MA, AND WASHINGTON, DC—The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) announced today that the Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF), Rachel Frick, will join DPLA as its Business Development Director. DLF is a program of CLIR, and coordinates a large and diverse community of practitioners to help create innovative and widely useful digital resources such as DPLA. Prior to her tenure at CLIR/DLF, Frick held senior positions at the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the University of Richmond, among other roles. She is widely known in the library, archive, and museum world for her vision, organizational know-how, and commitment to open culture. She served as the co-chair of DPLA’s Content Committee during its initial planning phase.

DPLA Welcomes Gretchen Gueguen and Tom Johnson to Growing Staff
July 22, 2014

DPLA Welcomes Gretchen Gueguen and Tom Johnson to Growing Staff

We’re extremely excited to welcome Gretchen Gueguen and Tom Johnson as the newest members of DPLA’s growing staff. Gretchen will supplement the work of DPLA’s content team as Data Services Coordinator, working alongside our Director and Assistant Director for Content to bring on new partners, conduct data mapping and ingest, perform quality assurance, and support several other critical projects. Tom will serve as DPLA’s Metadata and Platform Architect as part of DPLA’s technology team, and will focus on helping to further improve our metadata model and related infrastructure and expanding upon our work with linked open data.

Save the date: DPLAfest 2015, April 17-18, 2015
June 24, 2014

Save the date: DPLAfest 2015, April 17-18, 2015

Mark your calendars! We’re pleased to announce that DPLAfest 2015—our second celebration of all-things DPLA—will take place on April 17-18, 2015. The two-day public event, set to coincide with DPLA’s second birthday, will bring together hundreds of people from our large and growing community of librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, teachers and students, and members of the public for interactive workshops, hackathons, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and so much more.

Digital Public Library of America wins Knight News Challenge award, receives $300,000 to develop simplified rights structure for digital materials alongside international partners
June 23, 2014

Digital Public Library of America wins Knight News Challenge award, receives $300,000 to develop simplified rights structure for digital materials alongside international partners

“Getting it Right on Rights” will create a coherent rights structure and best practices for institutions to safely make more content available to the public

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today that it has received $300,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight News Challenge, an open contest seeking ideas that strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation.

Digital Public Library of America receives $81,000 from the Whiting Foundation to research educational uses of its growing collection
June 19, 2014

Digital Public Library of America receives $81,000 from the Whiting Foundation to research educational uses of its growing collection

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce that it has received an $81,000 grant from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation to explore educational possibilities for its growing collection. The grant will allow DPLA to convene in-person meetings for educators from a wide variety of institutions, including K-12, community colleges, and research universities, this fall in Boston.

A note on our forums and email lists
June 18, 2014

A note on our forums and email lists

We wanted to let you know that later this week we will phase out the DPLA web forums in favor of our email lists. By focusing on these public lists, we hope to encourage more meaningful conversation among members of our community.

Monthly Boards calls to move to quarterly schedule
June 11, 2014

Monthly Boards calls to move to quarterly schedule

A note from John Palfrey, Chair of DPLA's Board of Directors

This is a short notice that the DPLA board will move from monthly open board calls to quarterly open calls effective immediately. It has been a busy and productive first year of growth and regular new developments to discuss, but as we settle into fulfilling our long-term mission we should be able to get our business done on quarterly calls.

Introducing our new exhibition, “The Golden Age of Radio in the US”
June 4, 2014

Introducing our new exhibition, “The Golden Age of Radio in the US”

DPLA research assistant Hillary Brady describes her process for building DPLA’s new exhibition, “The Golden Age of Radio in the US.”

DPLA teams up with Imgur for the Summer of Archives
June 2, 2014

DPLA teams up with Imgur for the Summer of Archives

We’re excited to announce that DPLA is officially teaming up with Imgur, the popular online photo-sharing platform, to launch an experiment in their gallery from now until August. We’re calling it the Summer of Archives. The idea is simple: throughout the summer we’re going to pull together some awesome collections of images and gifs using open materials found in DPLA.

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