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Color Our Collections!
February 1, 2016

Color Our Collections!

Join the adult coloring craze and put your colorful spin on these illustrations from our collection.

Apply to our 4th Class of Community Reps
January 27, 2016

Apply to our 4th Class of Community Reps

We’re thrilled to announce today our fourth call for applications for the DPLA Community Reps program! The application for this fourth class of Reps will close on Friday, February 19, 2016.

New Primary Source Sets for Education Published
January 20, 2016

New Primary Source Sets for Education Published

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is very pleased to announce the release of its second group of Primary Source Sets about topics in US history, literature, and culture, along with new features for navigating our growing project.

DPLA at ALA Midwinter 2016
December 21, 2015

DPLA at ALA Midwinter 2016

The American Library Association’s (ALA) midwinter conference starts in a few weeks, so we’ve compiled a short schedule of talks, panels, and presentations that feature members of our staff, Board, and Hubs. Sessions involving DPLA staff are marked [S], while sessions involving Board or Hub members are marked with [A], for ‘affiliate’.

Registration now open for DPLAfest 2016
December 17, 2015

Registration now open for DPLAfest 2016

We’re pleased to announce that registration for DPLAfest 2016 — taking place on April 14-15 in Washington, DC — has officially opened. We invite all those interested from the general public, the educational community, public and research libraries, cultural organizations, state and local government, the creative community, publishers, and private industry to join us for conversation and community building as we celebrate our third year of bringing together our nation’s collections. Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

DPLA Workshop: Introduction to DPLA’s Application Programming Interface, February 11, 2016, 3:30 PM Eastern
December 10, 2015

DPLA Workshop: Introduction to DPLA’s Application Programming Interface, February 11, 2016, 3:30 PM Eastern

We’re pleased to invite our extended community to attend a free DPLA workshop webinar — An Introduction to DPLA’s Application Programming Interface — taking place on February, 11, 2016 at 3:30PM. This webinar, led by DPLA Technology Specialist Mark Breedlove, will introduce the fundamentals of distributed web application architecture to an uninitiated audience, with a special focus on the DPLA’s Application Programming Interface, or API.

Meet the winners of GIF IT UP 2015
December 8, 2015

Meet the winners of GIF IT UP 2015

There was strong competition in GIF IT UP this year. Lots of fantastic animated gifs were created by talented people from around the world. Our esteemed judges, Sarah Schaaf from Imgur, Rebecca Onion from Slate Vault, and Alessandro Scali and Marco Calabrese from Okkult Motion Pictures, and Toby Morris from the Wireless have pored over the entries, and we’re really pleased to announce our winners!

DPLA Board Call: Wednesday, December 16, 3:00 PM Eastern
December 7, 2015

DPLA Board Call: Wednesday, December 16, 3:00 PM Eastern

The next DPLA Board of Directors call is scheduled for Tuesday, December 15 at 3:00 PM Eastern. Agenda and dial-in information is included below. This call is open to the public, except where noted.

George Washington Had a Killer “Craft” Beer Recipe
November 23, 2015

George Washington Had a Killer “Craft” Beer Recipe

What better time than Fall for a new craft beer recipe? This one, in particular, has a unique origin story—and it starts with Founding Father and first US President George Washington.

Call for DPLAfest 2016 Session Proposals Now Open
November 19, 2015

Call for DPLAfest 2016 Session Proposals Now Open

We are pleased to announce that we are now seeking session proposals for DPLAfest 2016. An annual series of workshops, presentations, and discussions, DPLAfest brings together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, educators, and many others to celebrate DPLA and its community of creative professionals. The deadline to submit a session proposal is Friday, January 22, 2016.

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