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Seeking Balance in Copyright and Access
July 30, 2015

Seeking Balance in Copyright and Access

The most important word in discussions around copyright in the United States is balance. Although there are many, often strong disagreements between copyright holders and those who wish to provide greater access to our cultural heritage, few dispute that the goal is to balance the interests of the public with those of writers, artists, and other creators.

Announcing Our New Education Advisory Committee
July 20, 2015

Announcing Our New Education Advisory Committee

We are very pleased to announce our 2015-2016 Education Advisory Committee. From an extremely qualified pool of over 300 candidates who responded to our Call for Educators Participants, including educators in many fields and institutions across the U.S., we have selected ten outstanding participants.

DPLA Announces Appointment of Niko Pfund to Board of Directors
July 17, 2015

DPLA Announces Appointment of Niko Pfund to Board of Directors

The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce the appoint of Niko Pfund to its distinguished Board of Directors. Pfund is the Global Academic Publisher of Oxford University Press, and President of Oxford University Press, USA.

Unexpected: Hit the Road
July 16, 2015

Unexpected: Hit the Road

Americans across the decades have been drawn to the allure of the open road. It’s become a cultural touchstone, a theme in our music, our novels, our history, of getting behind the wheel and seeing the country. Here are some historic images and driving tips from the DPLA collection to inspire your next road trip.

Interested in shaping “Hydra in a Box”? Take the Survey!
July 15, 2015

Interested in shaping “Hydra in a Box”? Take the Survey!

Do you manage digital collections? Are you interested in the future of repository solutions? The Digital Public Library of America, Stanford University, and DuraSpace want to hear from you. Take the Hydra-in-a-Box Survey!

Open Call about DPLA and Ebooks: Wednesday, July 15, 2:00PM Eastern
July 14, 2015

Open Call about DPLA and Ebooks: Wednesday, July 15, 2:00PM Eastern

The DPLA will lead an open call on Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00 PM Eastern to discuss and field questions about the DPLA Open Ebooks Initiative.

Look up in the sky! It’s an Air Force UFO!
July 10, 2015

Look up in the sky! It’s an Air Force UFO!

This week in 1947, front page headlines reported a crash on a ranch outside of Roswell, New Mexico.

DPLA Governance Committee Call: July 8 at 1:00 PM Eastern
July 7, 2015

DPLA Governance Committee Call: July 8 at 1:00 PM Eastern

The DPLA Board of Directors Governance Committee will hold a brief open call on Wednesday, July 8 at 1:00 PM Eastern. Agenda and dial-in information can be found below. This call is open to the public.​

Preserving the Star-Spangled Banner
July 3, 2015

Preserving the Star-Spangled Banner

The tune of the “Star-Spangled Banner” is one that will be played at picnics, fireworks displays, and other

American Association of School Librarians Names DPLA a 2015 Best App for Teaching & Learning
June 27, 2015

American Association of School Librarians Names DPLA a 2015 Best App for Teaching & Learning

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is thrilled to be recognized as an American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 2015 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning. Chosen for its embodiment of AASL’s learning standards and support of the school librarian’s role in implementing career and college readiness standards, this is DPLA’s second “Best of” award from the prestigious education-oriented division of the American Library Association. DPLA was recognized as a Best Website for Teaching & Learning in 2013.

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