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National Endowment for the Humanities announces award to support expansion of DPLA Hub network
March 23, 2015

National Endowment for the Humanities announces award to support expansion of DPLA Hub network

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded $250,000 to the Digital Public Library of America today, in support of DPLA’s effort to continue to build its network of service hubs across the United States. The funds will be used to help cover states that currently do not have an on-ramp, through a state or regional digital library, for their collections to get into DPLA’s national, open collection. The award is being made as part of NEH’s new Common Good initiative, which is highlighting and demonstrating the importance of the humanities to the general public.

DPLAfest 2015 agenda now available
March 5, 2015

DPLAfest 2015 agenda now available

The agenda for DPLAfest 2015 is now available! Featuring dozens of sessions across two days, DPLAfest 2015, taking place on April 17-18, 2015 in Indianapolis, will bring together hundreds from across the cultural heritage sector to discuss everything from technology and metadata, to (e)books, law, genealogy, and education.

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.

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