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DPLAfest 2016: Post-Fest Wrap Up
April 28, 2016

DPLAfest 2016: Post-Fest Wrap Up

Whether you missed the fest, participated from afar, or are just hoping to revisit some of the great ideas shared during the conference, look no further! This post is your guide to the news, notes, media, and other materials associated with the DPLAfest 2016.

DPLA Celebrates Continued Growth and Major New Initiatives at DPLAfest 2016
April 14, 2016

DPLA Celebrates Continued Growth and Major New Initiatives at DPLAfest 2016

At the start of DPLAfest 2016 in Washington, DC, the Digital Public Library of America announced significant growth and important new directions. This year’s DPLAfest, the third of its kind, is bringing together more than 450 people from DPLA’s expanding community to discuss a range of topics related to DPLA, its network of partners, digital libraries, education, and much more. DPLAfest 2016 is co-hosted by the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Announcing the launch of RightsStatements.org
April 14, 2016

Announcing the launch of RightsStatements.org

The Digital Public Library of America and Europeana are proud to announce the launch of RightsStatements.org, developed in partnership with Creative Commons, Kennisland and key stakeholders of the DPLA and Europeana networks. RightsStatements.org is a collaborative approach to rights statements that can be used to communicate the copyright status of cultural objects.

100 Primary Source Sets for Education Now Available
April 11, 2016

100 Primary Source Sets for Education Now Available

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is very pleased to announce the release of its third group of Primary Source Sets about topics in US history, literature, and culture, along with new features for navigating our growing project.

Announcing the 2016 DPLA+DLF “Cross-Pollinator” grant awardees
March 24, 2016

Announcing the 2016 DPLA+DLF “Cross-Pollinator” grant awardees

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grants, which will allow cross-pollinators—active DLF community contributors who can provide unique perspectives and share the vision of DPLA from their perspective—to attend DPLAfest 2016.

Announcing our fourth class of Community Reps
March 17, 2016

Announcing our fourth class of Community Reps

We are extremely excited to introduce and welcome our fourth class of DPLA Community Reps–-volunteers who engage their local communities by leading DPLA outreach activities.

Job Opportunity: DPLA Network Manager
March 16, 2016

Job Opportunity: DPLA Network Manager

The Digital Public Library of America has an opening for the job of DPLA Network Manager, a position that will play a critical role in helping to grow, document and coordinate activities for the network of Content and Service Hubs.

Curation Corps 2016: Help Us Continue Growing Open eBooks
March 9, 2016

Curation Corps 2016: Help Us Continue Growing Open eBooks

Two weeks ago we were thrilled to join The New York Public Library, First Book, and Baker & Taylor in announcing the launch of Open eBooks, an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for children from low-income households. You may be wondering: what was DPLA’s role in all of this?

Maximizing Access to eBooks
February 24, 2016

Maximizing Access to eBooks

Since our launch almost three years ago, the Digital Public Library of America has sought to maximize access to our shared culture. Thanks to our many library, archive, and museum partners, we’ve been able to share over 11 million items, including a wide range of artifacts, documents, artworks, photographs, audiovisual materials, and, of course, many books.

Open eBooks Opens World of Digital Reading to Children
February 24, 2016

Open eBooks Opens World of Digital Reading to Children

Major publishers contribute thousands of titles to benefit students in need

February 23, 2016 – Open eBooks, a new initiative and e-reader app that will make thousands of popular, top-selling eBooks available to children in need for free, is launching today. First Lady Michelle Obama is releasing a video today raising awareness of the new opportunity for children. The initiative is designed to address the challenge of providing digital reading materials to children living in low-income households, and offers unprecedented access to quality digital content, including a catalog of eBooks valued at more than $250 million.

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