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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.

Save the date! DPLAfest 2016 to take place in Washington, DC on April 14-15
September 9, 2015

Save the date! DPLAfest 2016 to take place in Washington, DC on April 14-15

Mark your calendars! We’re thrilled to announce that DPLAfest 2016—the third annual celebration of DPLA and its broad community—will take place on April 14-15, 2016 in Washington, DC. The hosts for DPLAfest 2016 include some of our nation’s most esteemed and important cultural institutions: The National Archives and Records Administration, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Library of Congress.

Building a Stronger Cultural Heritage Network at the DLF Forum 2015
August 4, 2015

Building a Stronger Cultural Heritage Network at the DLF Forum 2015

Join us for a half-day workshop learning about DPLA data and how you can use it to inform your practice and make extreme sharing part of your workflow!

DPLA at ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco, June 25-30
June 22, 2015

DPLA at ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco, June 25-30

The American Library Association’s (ALA) annual conference is right around the corner, so we here at the DPLA have pulled together a nifty little schedule of talks, panels, and presentations that feature members of our staff, Board, Committees, and Hubs. Sessions involving DPLA staff are marked [S], while sessions involving Board, Committee, or Hub members are marked with [A], for ‘affiliate’.

DPLA Board Call: Monday, June 15, 2015, 3:00 PM Eastern
June 8, 2015

DPLA Board Call: Monday, June 15, 2015, 3:00 PM Eastern

The DPLA Board of Directors will hold an open call on Monday, June 15 at 3:00 PM Eastern. Agenda and dial-in information can be found below. This call is open to the public.​

On the Spirit of Creative Exploration at DPLAfest 2015
May 21, 2015

On the Spirit of Creative Exploration at DPLAfest 2015

This guest post was written by Scott W.H. Young, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Montana State University Library and a 2015 DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grant awardee.

It’s been just about a month now since the conclusion of the second annual DPLAfest in Indianapolis, where about 300 people gathered to discuss the current and future state of digital collections and digital publishing. Those in attendance included librarians, archivists, publishers, authors, developers, and other interested members of the community. My own participation at the conference was generously made possible by a DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grant, which allowed me share with and learn from DPLA community during the two-day event.

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