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Discussing ebooks at PLA 2016
April 21, 2016

Discussing ebooks at PLA 2016

Held at the Colorado Convention Center, the Public Library Association’s 2016 Conference empowered attendees with the tools to return to their library and “Make It Extraordinary.” As the Digital Public Library of America, DPLA is utilizing its national network of libraries and cultural heritage institutions to explore how it can help improve the state of library ebooks.

One week to go! DPLAfest 2016 Highlights
April 6, 2016

One week to go! DPLAfest 2016 Highlights

We are very excited about the fantastic line-up of presentations, workshops, hackathons & fun events in store. DPLAfest represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to bring together the folks who are producing digital cultural heritage, using these collections for innovative research and education, and thinking big about what how developments in technology, policy, and open access will shape the future of our work.

DPLA staff attend LDCX at Stanford University
April 5, 2016

DPLA staff attend LDCX at Stanford University

Four DPLA staff members recently attended LDCX at Stanford University. The annual conference is a chance for those in the library, archive, and museum (LAM) communities who work with technology to collaborate on solutions to common problems.

DPLAfest 2016 Agenda Now Available
February 23, 2016

DPLAfest 2016 Agenda Now Available

The agenda for DPLAfest 2016 is now available! Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more.

RootsTech Wrap Up
February 16, 2016

RootsTech Wrap Up

We love connecting with new audiences and were thrilled to have the opportunity to touch base with genealogists and family researchers at RootsTech 2016 to chat about their needs, interests, and questions about what DPLA has to offer.

DPLA at ALA Midwinter 2016
December 21, 2015

DPLA at ALA Midwinter 2016

The American Library Association’s (ALA) midwinter conference starts in a few weeks, so we’ve compiled a short schedule of talks, panels, and presentations that feature members of our staff, Board, and Hubs. Sessions involving DPLA staff are marked [S], while sessions involving Board or Hub members are marked with [A], for ‘affiliate’.

Registration now open for DPLAfest 2016
December 17, 2015

Registration now open for DPLAfest 2016

We’re pleased to announce that registration for DPLAfest 2016 — taking place on April 14-15 in Washington, DC — has officially opened. We invite all those interested from the general public, the educational community, public and research libraries, cultural organizations, state and local government, the creative community, publishers, and private industry to join us for conversation and community building as we celebrate our third year of bringing together our nation’s collections. Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

DPLA Workshop: Introduction to DPLA’s Application Programming Interface, February 11, 2016, 3:30 PM Eastern
December 10, 2015

DPLA Workshop: Introduction to DPLA’s Application Programming Interface, February 11, 2016, 3:30 PM Eastern

We’re pleased to invite our extended community to attend a free DPLA workshop webinar — An Introduction to DPLA’s Application Programming Interface — taking place on February, 11, 2016 at 3:30PM. This webinar, led by DPLA Technology Specialist Mark Breedlove, will introduce the fundamentals of distributed web application architecture to an uninitiated audience, with a special focus on the DPLA’s Application Programming Interface, or API.

IIIF: Access to the World’s Images – Ghent, Belgium 8 Dec 2015
November 10, 2015

IIIF: Access to the World’s Images – Ghent, Belgium 8 Dec 2015

DPLA is an active participant in the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community, and several DPLA Hubs, including Digital Commonwealth, Harvard University, California Digital Library, and Internet Archive have adopted IIIF-compliant services.

The extended DPLA community is warmly invited to a one day event in Ghent, Belgium, hosted by the International Image Interoperability Framework community (http://iiif.io/) and Ghent University Library (http://lib.ugent.be/), describing the power and potential of interoperable image delivery over the Web.

Announcing DPLA Workshops and Groups
September 11, 2015

Announcing DPLA Workshops and Groups

We’re pleased to share some news regarding the DPLA open committee calls, a series of conference calls that we’ve hosted for the past two years, and that helped us transition from DPLA’s planning phase into its implementation and existence as a nonprofit. Based on helpful feedback from our board, committees, and community, we have come to understand that these calls, which have been rather broad-based (on “Content,” “Tech,” etc.), have in many ways been superseded by our more focused open discussions, e.g., around our work on Hydra, and of course our critical ongoing work with our hubs and national network.

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