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DPLA and DigitalNZ present GIF IT UP, an international GIF-making competition: October 13 – December 1, 2014
October 13, 2014

DPLA and DigitalNZ present GIF IT UP, an international GIF-making competition: October 13 – December 1, 2014

It’s a public domain celebration! The Digital Public Library of America and DigitalNZ are holding GIF IT UP, an international competition over the next six weeks to find the best GIFs reusing public domain and openly licensed digital video, images, text, and other material available via our search portals. The winners will have their work featured and celebrated online at the Public Domain Review and Smithsonian.com. Pretty sweet, huh?

DPLA Community Reps Produce Hackathon Planning Guide, Now Available
October 7, 2014

DPLA Community Reps Produce Hackathon Planning Guide, Now Available

We’re excited to announce the release of a new Community Reps-produced resource, GLAM Hack-in-a-box, a short guide to organizing and convening a hackathon using cultural heritage data from GLAM organizations (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) including DPLA. We hope this guide will serve as a useful resource for those either unfamiliar with or inexperienced in pulling together a hackathon.

New IMLS Funding to Support the Digital Public Library of America Announced
September 30, 2014

New IMLS Funding to Support the Digital Public Library of America Announced

Washington, DC & BOSTON — The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today a $999,485 grant to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) for a major expansion of its infrastructure.

Indianapolis Selected to Host DPLAfest 2015, April 17-18, 2015
September 23, 2014

Indianapolis Selected to Host DPLAfest 2015, April 17-18, 2015

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce that Indianapolis, Indiana will serve as host city for its second-ever DPLAfest celebration, taking place on April 17-18, 2015. Area institutions serving as co-hosts to DPLAfest 2015 include the Indianapolis Public Library, the Indiana State Library, the IUPUI University Library, and the Indiana Historical Society.

Nearly 100,00 items from the Getty Research Institute now available in DPLA
September 18, 2014

Nearly 100,00 items from the Getty Research Institute now available in DPLA

More awesome news from DPLA! Hot on the heels of announcements about newly added materials from the Medical Heritage Library and the Government Printing Office, we’re excited to share that some 92,000 items from the J. Paul Getty Trust are now also available.

More than 148,000 items from the U.S. Government Printing Office now discoverable in DPLA
September 17, 2014

More than 148,000 items from the U.S. Government Printing Office now discoverable in DPLA

We were pleased to share yesterday that nearly 60,000 items from the Medical Heritage Library have made their way into DPLA, and we’re now doubly pleased to share that nearly 150,000 items from the Government Printing Office’s (GPO) Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) are now also available via DPLA.

Nearly 60,000 items from the Medical Heritage Library now available in DPLA
September 16, 2014

Nearly 60,000 items from the Medical Heritage Library now available in DPLA

The Medical Heritage Library (MHL) is pleased to announce that MHL content can now be discovered through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The MHL, a specialized research collection stored in the Internet Archive, currently includes nearly 60,000 digital rare books, serials, audio and video recordings, and ephemera in the history of medicine, public health, biomedical sciences, and popular medicine from the medical special collections of 22 academic, special, and public libraries.

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.

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