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Digital Public Library of America Celebrates Its First Birthday with the Arrival of Six New Partners, Over 7 Million Items, and a Growing Community
April 17, 2014

Digital Public Library of America Celebrates Its First Birthday with the Arrival of Six New Partners, Over 7 Million Items, and a Growing Community

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Digital Public Library of America (http://dp.la), a groundbreaking all-digital library that brings together millions of items from America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. In celebration, DPLA is proud to announce the addition of five major new partners and other significant milestones that attest to the tremendous momentum the project has as it enters its second year.

Job Opportunity: Business Development Director
April 8, 2014

Job Opportunity: Business Development Director

Come work with us!

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) seeks a Business Development Director to help our organization achieve sustainability through the assessment of potential revenue models and the execution of one or more of those models. Applications are due by May 5, 2014.

Job Opportunity: Content Specialist – Metadata Coordinator
March 31, 2014

Job Opportunity: Content Specialist – Metadata Coordinator

Come work with us!

The Digital Public Library of America is recruiting for a Content Specialist to join our growing team!

March 31, 2014

DPLA Announces $594,000 in New Funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Research and Pursue Sustainability Model

BOSTON — The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today $594,000 in new funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to research potential sustainability models and to pursue the most promising option (or options). This two-year grant will allow DPLA to expand its staff to target opportunities for further development and revenue, without compromising its mission of open access to the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums.

An Introduction to the DPLA Metadata Model
March 25, 2014

An Introduction to the DPLA Metadata Model

We are often asked about our metadata application profile (called the DPLA MAP) and the metadata “requirements” for participation in DPLA. In response, we released a new document, “An Introduction to the DPLA metadata model,” which offers a detailed introduction to the DPLA MAP, describes how we harvest metadata, and outlines the types of metadata that our partners provide us.

Apply for Our 2nd Class of Community Reps
March 24, 2014

Apply for Our 2nd Class of Community Reps

We got such a terrific response to our first call for applications for the DPLA Community Reps program that we’ve decided to do it again! Today, we’ve opened applications for a second class of Reps that will close April 30.

New Exhibitions launch on dp.la/exhibitions as part of pilot project with library science students
March 5, 2014

New Exhibitions launch on dp.la/exhibitions as part of pilot project with library science students

Depression-era American Theater and the 19th-Century US Gold Rush featured

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the addition of two brand-new exhibitions on the subjects of Depression-era American theater and the 19th-century US gold rush to its growing collection of curated virtual exhibitions (dp.la/exhibitions).

January 10, 2014

DPLA Welcomes Mark Breedlove, Technical Specialist, to its Growing Tech Staff

We’re extremely excited to announce that Mark Breedlove has joined the DPLA team as Technical Specialist, a key piece of our growing in-house technical team.

Introducing Our First Class of DPLA Community Reps
January 7, 2014

Introducing Our First Class of DPLA Community Reps

We are so pleased to announce our first class of DPLA Community Reps–volunteers who engage their local communities by leading DPLA outreach activities. We received an overwhelming response to our call for applicants and were able to admit 100 people into the the first class.

New DPLA Job Opportunities: Technology Specialists
November 26, 2013

New DPLA Job Opportunities: Technology Specialists

Come work with us!

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.

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