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DPLA Workshops are online learning opportunities highlighting subjects central to our community, such as education, metadata, technology, copyright, and more. These events are open to the public (registration required). Questions? Email us.


Introduction to the DPLA’s Application Programming Interface (February 11, 2016, 3:00 PM Eastern)
This webinar introduces the fundamentals of distributed web application architecture to an uninitiated audience, with a special focus on the DPLA’s Application Programming Interface, or API.  We will cover what a web application is, what an API is, how web applications on different sites communicate with one another, and why.  This webinar should interest those who have been hearing about “APIs” and “web applications,” but do not fully understand what these terms mean; or those who understand generally, but want to get a better sense of what the DPLA’s API can do and what role it plays at a high level.  We aim to have participants leave the webinar feeling confident in their ability to discuss web APIs and strategies for their implementation. This workshop will be led by Mark Breedlove, DPLA Technology Specialist.


Copyright basics (1 of 2)(Spring 2016)
How to Create Good Rights and Access Statements (2 of 2)(Spring 2016)

Past workshops

Using DPLA for Teaching and Learning

In this workshop, DPLA staff and members of the DPLA’s Education Advisory Committee will discuss the value of DPLA as a tool for teaching and learning tool and describe current DPLA education projects.  Presenters: Franky Abbott (DPLA), Adena Barnette (History teacher, Ripley High School, Ripley, West Virginia), Melissa Strong (Associate Professor of English, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma).