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Through public conferences, workshops, and participation in related events, DPLA brings together public and research librarians, authors, publishers, and educators together with interested parties from cultural organizations, state and local government, private industry, and the general public. The connections built through these events are fundamental to our work. We encourage you to join us at our public events and to participate in related conferences and workshops.

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DPLA staff and its affiliates (Board of Directors and Committees, Content and Service Hubs, and Community Reps) also attend and present at numerous conferences, workshops, and festivals across the country, viewable below in calendar form. 


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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.

Metadata Aggregation Webinar: January 22, 2015 at 2 PM Eastern
January 8, 2015

Metadata Aggregation Webinar: January 22, 2015 at 2 PM Eastern

On January 22, at 2 pm eastern, we will be hosting a webinar about metadata aggregation. We’ll be taking an inside look at aggregation best practices at two of our DPLA Service Hubs in North Carolina and South Carolina. In addition, DPLA has been working on improving our existing tools as well as creating some new ones for metadata aggregation and quality control.We’d like to share what’s in place and preview some of our plans and we hope to get feedback on future directions.

GIF IT UP Winners Announced
December 11, 2014

GIF IT UP Winners Announced

There’s no better way to wrap up a busy year than with a showcase of awesome GIFs made from open materials. Over the past couple of months we’ve had tons of fun running the GIF IT UP competition with our good friends at DigitalNZ. Thank you to everyone who entered!

December 9, 2014

December 15, 2014: Open Board Call

The DPLA Board of Directors call will hold an open call on Monday, December 15, at 3:00 PM Eastern.

Open Technical Advisory Committee Call: Wednesday, December 3, 2:00 PM Eastern
December 2, 2014

Open Technical Advisory Committee Call: Wednesday, December 3, 2:00 PM Eastern

The DPLA Technical Advisory Committee will lead an open committee call on Wednesday, December 3 at 2:00 PM Eastern.

November 8, 2014

Board Governance Committee Executive Session: November 12, 2014

The DPLA Board of Directors’ Governance Committee will hold an executive session conference call on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The purpose of the call is to discuss a slate of Board nominees and to come up with next steps. Pursuant to DPLA’s open meetings guidelines, this call will be closed to the public, as the Board Governance subcommittee will deliberate and consider matters of personnel.

Open Marketing and Outreach Committee Call: Friday, November 7, 2:00 PM Eastern
November 3, 2014

Open Marketing and Outreach Committee Call: Friday, November 7, 2:00 PM Eastern

The DPLA’s Marketing and Outreach Committee will lead an open committee call on Friday, November 7 at 2:00 PM Eastern.

DPLA and DigitalNZ present GIF IT UP, an international GIF-making competition: October 13 – December 1, 2014
October 13, 2014

DPLA and DigitalNZ present GIF IT UP, an international GIF-making competition: October 13 – December 1, 2014

It’s a public domain celebration! The Digital Public Library of America and DigitalNZ are holding GIF IT UP, an international competition over the next six weeks to find the best GIFs reusing public domain and openly licensed digital video, images, text, and other material available via our search portals. The winners will have their work featured and celebrated online at the Public Domain Review and Smithsonian.com. Pretty sweet, huh?

Open Content Strategy Committee Call: October 1, 2:00 PM Eastern
September 24, 2014

Open Content Strategy Committee Call: October 1, 2:00 PM Eastern

The Content Strategy Committee will hold an open call on Wednesday, October 1 at 2:00 PM EDT. Registration and agenda information can be found here.

Indianapolis Selected to Host DPLAfest 2015, April 17-18, 2015
September 23, 2014

Indianapolis Selected to Host DPLAfest 2015, April 17-18, 2015

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce that Indianapolis, Indiana will serve as host city for its second-ever DPLAfest celebration, taking place on April 17-18, 2015. Area institutions serving as co-hosts to DPLAfest 2015 include the Indianapolis Public Library, the Indiana State Library, the IUPUI University Library, and the Indiana Historical Society.

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