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September 26, 2014

Remembering the Little Rock Nine

This week, 57 years ago, was a tumultuous one for nine African American students at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Now better known as the Little Rock Nine, these high school students were part of a several year battle to integrate Little Rock School District after the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling.

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.

Nearly 100,00 items from the Getty Research Institute now available in DPLA
September 18, 2014

Nearly 100,00 items from the Getty Research Institute now available in DPLA

More awesome news from DPLA! Hot on the heels of announcements about newly added materials from the Medical Heritage Library and the Government Printing Office, we’re excited to share that some 92,000 items from the J. Paul Getty Trust are now also available.

Open Technical Advisory Committee Call: September 23, 1:00 PM Eastern
September 17, 2014

Open Technical Advisory Committee Call: September 23, 1:00 PM Eastern

The Technical Advisory Committee will hold an open call on Tuesday, September 23 at 1:00 PM EDT. The agenda is now available.

More than 148,000 items from the U.S. Government Printing Office now discoverable in DPLA
September 17, 2014

More than 148,000 items from the U.S. Government Printing Office now discoverable in DPLA

We were pleased to share yesterday that nearly 60,000 items from the Medical Heritage Library have made their way into DPLA, and we’re now doubly pleased to share that nearly 150,000 items from the Government Printing Office’s (GPO) Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) are now also available via DPLA.

Nearly 60,000 items from the Medical Heritage Library now available in DPLA
September 16, 2014

Nearly 60,000 items from the Medical Heritage Library now available in DPLA

The Medical Heritage Library (MHL) is pleased to announce that MHL content can now be discovered through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The MHL, a specialized research collection stored in the Internet Archive, currently includes nearly 60,000 digital rare books, serials, audio and video recordings, and ephemera in the history of medicine, public health, biomedical sciences, and popular medicine from the medical special collections of 22 academic, special, and public libraries.

September 10/15, 2014: Board and Board Finance Committee Open Calls
September 9, 2014

September 10/15, 2014: Board and Board Finance Committee Open Calls

The DPLA Board and its Finance Committee each held an open conference call in September 2014. Both of these calls were open to the public.

DPLA & Imgur’s Summer of Archives Comes to a Close
September 8, 2014

DPLA & Imgur’s Summer of Archives Comes to a Close

A reposted blogpost from the Imgur.com blog. Thanks, Imgur, for having us this summer!

A cross-posted blogpost from the Imgur.com blog (published on September 8, 2014). Thanks, Imgur, for having us this summer!

Back to School with DPLA
September 2, 2014

Back to School with DPLA

It’s the first day of school for most kids in the United States, and so a good time to highlight the resources the Digital Public Library of America has ready and waiting for students and teachers this school year. Just like kids, DPLA spent the summer growing and maturing, adding new partners, new staff, and over a half-million items along the way. And we’ve been thinking a lot about how we can be most helpful in the classroom; this fall we will be talking to many educators from K-12 through college to get their advice.

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