November 26, 2013
We’re super excited to share that we’re seeking two Technology Specialists to work with Mark on the DPLA’s technical development. These two new staff members will join our growing team and will work to further DPLA’s mission to bring together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and make them freely available to all.
November 20, 2013
Digital Public Library of America Announces Appointment of Mark A. Matienzo as Director of Technology
The Digital Public Library of America (dp.la) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Mark A. Matienzo as the DPLA’s first Director of Technology, beginning December 6, 2013.
November 12, 2013
We’re pleased to announce that the DPLA has been selected from hundreds of global nominations and chosen for the inaugural Nominet Trust 100.
November 8, 2013
At this year’s DPLAfest opening reception on October 24, the three main elements of the DPLA model were re-iterated to the audience: that it is a portal, a platform, and a principle of open access for the public. These ideas were touched upon independently throughout the October 25 workshop series, as you can see in the conference live notes: it’s use as a portal in relationship to community outreach, or it’s use as a platform in emerging technological advances using our open access API, among other topics. However, these three DPLA missions really merged together in the discussions surrounding content.
November 7, 2013
A major thread throughout DPLAfest was the focus on building our communities of partners and users—many of whom were present to both celebrate their involvement with the DPLA and learn new ways to expand on that relationship. There was also a hands-on component that helped interested organizations not yet part of the DPLA network become involved.
November 5, 2013
While our nearly 20 workshops at this year’s DPLAfest covered a wide range of topics (which you can recap using the conference live notes), a major theme in both presentations and discussions centered around using the DPLA’s API and metadata—specifically, how users can be involved in using that data, while also helping to clean it up in a way that is vetted and accurate. It was a subject that was interwoven into a variety of workshops throughout the day on October 25.
November 1, 2013
Just last week, from October 24-25, we held our first DPLAfest—two days of vibrant discussions and workshops that brought together more than 450 librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers, technologists, publishers, authors, teachers, students and others from across the country.
October 24, 2013
Digital Public Library of America Announces Million-Dollar Grant to Train Public Librarians in Digital Technologies
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today that it has received a $990,195 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build upon its network of library professionals and organizations to pilot a national-scale training system for public librarians.
October 24, 2013
Digital Public Library of America Launches DPLA Bookshelf, An Easy Way to Browse over a Million Books
At its DPLAfest–taking place on October 24-25 in Boston—the Digital Public Library of America introduced a new way to browse over a million online books it has added to its collection. DPLA Bookshelf lets the user scroll a visual representation of a bookshelf that provides all the instantaneous power the digital world provides.
October 24, 2013
The Digital Public Library of America announced the addition of three new Service Hubs today at a reception celebrating the April 2013 launch of the DPLA and the start of DPLAfest, a two-day series of events free and open to the public taking place in Boston on October 24-25, 2013.