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DPLA at ALA Midwinter 2014, January 23-29 in Philadelphia
January 21, 2014

DPLA at ALA Midwinter 2014, January 23-29 in Philadelphia

The American Library Association’s (ALA) annual Midwinter 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 our staff, Board, and Committees.

[January 14, 2014] Board of Directors Call
January 10, 2014

[January 14, 2014] Board of Directors Call

The DPLA Board of Directors held a conference call on Tuesday, January 14 at 1:00 PM Eastern. The call was open to the public.

[January 24, 2014] Build with the DPLA API at LibHack 2014 in Philadelphia
January 6, 2014

[January 24, 2014] Build with the DPLA API at LibHack 2014 in Philadelphia

A guest post from Zach Coble, co-organizer of LibHack

Interested in building with the DPLA API? Then come to LibHack! LibHack, taking place on January 24, 2014, is a library hackathon that will work with the DPLA and OCLC APIs.

December 12, 2013

[December 16, 2013] Board of Directors Call

The DPLA Board of Directors held a conference call on Monday, December 16 at 4:00 PM Eastern. The call was open to the public.

[DPLAfest Workshop Summary] The Elephant in the Room: Copyright and New Ways Forward
November 14, 2013

[DPLAfest Workshop Summary] The Elephant in the Room: Copyright and New Ways Forward

A guest post from Dave Hansen, DPLA Legal Committee, on the DPLAfest workshop which he and two others co-led at the October 2013 event: "The Elephant in the Room: Copyright and New Ways Forward"

In a workshop led by members of the DPLA Legal Committee, which includes Jason Schultz (NYU Law) and David Hansen (Berkeley Law & UNC Law), and in conjunction with Argyri Panezi (European Univ. Institute) and Meredith Jacob (American Univ., Washington College of Law), a full room of DPLA Fest 2013 workshop participants explored the broad range of copyright issues that affect the online availability of library collections.

[November 18, 2013] Board of Directors Call
November 13, 2013

[November 18, 2013] Board of Directors Call

The DPLA Board of Directors held a conference call on Monday, November 18 at 4:00 PM Eastern. The call was open to the public.

DPLAfest 2013: Content
November 8, 2013

DPLAfest 2013: Content

At this year’s DPLAfest opening reception on October 24, the three main elements of the DPLA model were re-iterated to the audience: that it is a portal, a platform, and a principle of open access for the public. These ideas were touched upon independently throughout the October 25 workshop series, as you can see in the conference live notes: it’s use as a portal in relationship to community outreach, or it’s use as a platform in emerging technological advances using our open access API, among other topics. However, these three DPLA missions really merged together in the discussions surrounding content.

DPLAfest 2013: Building Community
November 7, 2013

DPLAfest 2013: Building Community

A major thread throughout DPLAfest was the focus on building our communities of partners and users—many of whom were present to both celebrate their involvement with the DPLA and learn new ways to expand on that relationship. There was also a hands-on component that helped interested organizations not yet part of the DPLA network become involved.

DPLAfest 2013: Technology
November 5, 2013

DPLAfest 2013: Technology

While our nearly 20 workshops at this year’s DPLAfest covered a wide range of topics (which you can recap using the conference live notes), a major theme in both presentations and discussions centered around using the DPLA’s API and metadata—specifically, how users can be involved in using that data, while also helping to clean it up in a way that is vetted and accurate. It was a subject that was interwoven into a variety of workshops throughout the day on October 25.

DPLAfest 2013: In Review
November 1, 2013

DPLAfest 2013: In Review

Just last week, from October 24-25, we held our first DPLAfest—two days of vibrant discussions and workshops that brought together more than 450 librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers, technologists, publishers, authors, teachers, students and others from across the country.

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