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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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DPLAfest 2015: That’s a Wrap!
April 23, 2015

DPLAfest 2015: That’s a Wrap!

DPLAfest 2015 was one for the history books! Bringing together more than 300 people from across the country (and world!), this year’s DPLAfest was two-days worth of excellent conversations, workshops, networking, hacking, and more. Missed the action, or just looking for a one-stop summary of the event? Look no further — this post contains all media, outputs, and other materials associated with the second annual DPLAfest in Indianapolis.

DPLA and HathiTrust Partnership Supports Open E-Book Programs
April 21, 2015

DPLA and HathiTrust Partnership Supports Open E-Book Programs

The Digital Public Library of America and HathiTrust have had a strong relationship since DPLA’s inception in 2013. As part of our ongoing collaboration to host and make digitized books widely available, we are now working to see how we can provide our services to exciting new initiatives that bring ebooks to everyone.

The Digital Public Library of America Announces New Partnerships, Initiatives, and Milestones at DPLAfest 2015
April 18, 2015

The Digital Public Library of America Announces New Partnerships, Initiatives, and Milestones at DPLAfest 2015

On the second anniversary of the Digital Public Library of America’s launch, DPLA announced a number of new partnerships, initiatives, and milestones that highlight its rapid growth, and prepare it to have an even larger impact in the years ahead. At DPLAfest 2015 in Indianapolis, hundreds of people from DPLA’s expanding community gathered to discuss DPLA’s present and future.

DPLAFest Attendees: Support LGBTQ Youth in Indiana!
April 17, 2015

DPLAFest Attendees: Support LGBTQ Youth in Indiana!

This is a joint blog post by DPLAFest attendees Benjamin Armintor and Christina Harlow, and DPLA staff members Mark Matienzo and Tom Johnson.

DPLAFest attendees encourage their fellow DPLAFest participants to support LGBTQ youth in Indiana by contributing to a crowd funding campaign for Indiana Youth Group.

DPLAfest 2015: Special Indy Activities and Attractions
April 10, 2015

DPLAfest 2015: Special Indy Activities and Attractions

There’s lots to do in the Indianapolis area during DPLAfest. Here is just a sampling of some of the excellent options.

DPLAfest 2015: Come hack with us!
April 1, 2015

DPLAfest 2015: Come hack with us!

Join us for a two-day hackathon during DPLAfest 2015 (Indianapolis, April 17-18) to collaborate with members of the DPLA community and build something awesome with our API. A hackathon is a concentrated period of time for creative people to come together and make something new. In their excellent hackathon planning guide, DPLA community reps Chad Nelson and Nabil Kashyap described a hackathon as “an alternative space–outside of day-to-day assignments, project management procedures, and decision-making processes–to think differently about a problem, a tool, a dataset, or even an institution.”

DPLAfest 2015: Dive into the DPLA Hub network
March 31, 2015

DPLAfest 2015: Dive into the DPLA Hub network

The DPLAFest schedule is packed with interesting sessions–everything from Ebooks, to project management, to digitization, and education, has a space in the lineup. A set of those programs is related to the DPLA Hubs and the work that they do. In addition to showcasing the incredible work being done by institutions that are part of the DPLA Hub network, it’s a great way for attendees from aspiring Hubs to find out more about the application process. Here are some Hub Highlights from this year’s fest:

DPLAfest in Light of SEA 101
March 27, 2015

DPLAfest in Light of SEA 101

In my social media feeds yesterday, I saw some friends and acquaintances say that they were reconsidering their attendance at DPLAfest, scheduled to be held in Indianapolis, IN, April 17-18, in light of the recent signing of SEA 101, or the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” into law by Governor Pence of Indiana. I must admit that as an openly gay employee at DPLA, I had an immediate and strong negative reaction. I was unhappy about my organization spending money in a place that would allow businesses not to serve me simply because I am gay. However, after more thought and a night of sleep, I have come to a different conclusion. The passing of this law should make us all want to attend DPLAfest even more than we might have before.

Announcing the 2015 DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinators
March 19, 2015

Announcing the 2015 DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinators

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grants. The DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grants is the first of a series of collaborations between CLIR/DLF and the Digital Public Library of America. It is our belief that the key to sustainability of large-scale national efforts require robust community support. Connecting DPLA’s work to the energetic and talented DLF community is a positive way to increase serendipitous collaboration around this shared digital platform.

March 15, 2015

March 16, 2015: Open Board Call

The DPLA Board of Directors will hold an open call on Monday, March 16, at 3:00 PM Eastern. Agenda and dial-in information is included below.

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