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Announcing our third class of DPLA Community Reps
February 24, 2015

Announcing our third class of DPLA Community Reps

We’re extremely excited to announce our third class of DPLA Community Reps–volunteers who engage their local communities by leading DPLA outreach activities. We were thrilled with the response to our third call for applicants, and we’re pleased to now add another roster of nearly 100 new Community Reps to our outstanding first and second classes, bringing the total number of Reps to just over 200.

Let’s Talk about Ebooks
February 23, 2015

Let’s Talk about Ebooks

At the DPLA, we are particularly enthusiastic about the role that our large and expanding national network of hubs can play. Many of our service hubs have already scanned books from their regions, and are generously sharing them through DPLA. Public domain works are being aggregated by content hubs such as HathiTrust, with more coming online every month. It is clear that we can bring these threads together to create a richer, broader tapestry of ebooks for readers of all ages and interests.

DPLA welcomes four new Service Hubs to its growing national network: Tennessee, Maryland, Maine, and the Caribbean
February 13, 2015

DPLA welcomes four new Service Hubs to its growing national network: Tennessee, Maryland, Maine, and the Caribbean

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the addition of four Service Hubs that will be joining our Hub network. The Hubs represent Tennessee, Maryland, Maine and the Caribbean. The addition of these Hubs continues our efforts to help build local community and capacity, and further efforts to build an on-ramp to DPLA participation for every cultural heritage institution in the United States and its territories.

February 11, 2015

DPLA releases Krikri 0.1.3

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is happy to announce the release of Krikri version 0.1.3, a Ruby on Rails engine for metadata aggregation, enhancement, and quality control. DPLA uses Krikri as part of Heiðrún, its new metadata ingestion system.

DPLA and the Digital Library Federation team up to offer special DPLAfest travel grants
February 10, 2015

DPLA and the Digital Library Federation team up to offer special DPLAfest travel grants

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is excited to work with the Digital Library Federation (DLF) program of the Council on Library and Information Resources to offer DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grants. The purpose of these grants is to extend the opportunity to attend DPLAfest 2015 to four DLF community members. Successful applicants should be able to envision and articulate a connection between the DLF community and the work of DPLA.

January 30, 2015

DPLA Board of Directors Appoints Slate of Officers and Committee Chairs

Following on the heels of BPL President Amy Ryan’s appointment as its next chair, the DPLA Board of Directors announced today the appointment of a slate of officer positions and committee chairs. Jamie Hollier will serve as the Treasurer of the Board and chair of the Finance Committee (and the associated Audit Subcommittee). Laura DeBonis, who served previously as Board Secretary, will continue in this role, while Robert Darnton will continue as the chair of the Governance Committee (and the associated Nomination Subcommittee). These appointments will take effect as of July 1, 2015.

January 27, 2015

DPLA Board of Directors Appoints Amy Ryan as New Chair

The nine-member Board of Directors of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Ryan, President of the Boston Public Library, as its next Chair, beginning in July 2015 and effective for two years. Ryan will succeed the current Chair, John Palfrey, Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.

Apply to our 3rd Class of Community Reps
January 15, 2015

Apply to our 3rd Class of Community Reps

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 13

We’re thrilled to announce today our third-ever call for applications for the DPLA Community Reps program! The application window for this third class of Reps will close on Friday, February 13.

Tracking DPLA’s growth in 2014
January 14, 2015

Tracking DPLA’s growth in 2014

DPLA staffers Franky Abbott, ACLS Public Fellow and Project Manager, and Amy Rudersdorf, Assistant Director for Content, authored this post.

Last week, Dan Cohen shared the DPLA’s 2015-2017 strategic plan including DPLA’s goals for community-driven growth and collaborative expansion. Now seems like a good time, too, to look back at the work that our partners and we have done over the past year to increase the numbers and diversity of formats, topics, institutions, and collections that are offered through DPLA.

Registration now open for DPLAfest 2015!
January 13, 2015

Registration now open for DPLAfest 2015!

Registration for DPLAfest 2015 is now open! DPLAfest brings together the full range of the cultural heritage sector to discuss everything from technology and development, to content, law, and education. DPLAfest will appeal to librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, teachers and students, and members of the public alike who are interested in an engaging mix of interactive workshops, hackathons, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and so much more.

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