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Building the newest DPLA student exhibition, “From Colonialism to Tourism: Maps in American Culture”
October 29, 2014

Building the newest DPLA student exhibition, “From Colonialism to Tourism: Maps in American Culture”

University of Washington MLIS graduate Greg Bem writes about his experience developing a new exhibit for DPLA—From Colonialism to Tourism: Maps in American Culture—as part of the Digital Curation Program.

University of Washington MLIS graduate Greg Bem writes about his experience developing a new exhibit for DPLA—”From Colonialism to Tourism: Maps in American Culture”—as part of the Digital Curation Program. The new exhibit is now available on dp.la/exhibitions.

DPLA and DigitalNZ present GIF IT UP, an international GIF-making competition: October 13 – December 1, 2014
October 13, 2014

DPLA and DigitalNZ present GIF IT UP, an international GIF-making competition: October 13 – December 1, 2014

It’s a public domain celebration! The Digital Public Library of America and DigitalNZ are holding GIF IT UP, an international competition over the next six weeks to find the best GIFs reusing public domain and openly licensed digital video, images, text, and other material available via our search portals. The winners will have their work featured and celebrated online at the Public Domain Review and Smithsonian.com. Pretty sweet, huh?

DPLA Community Reps Produce Hackathon Planning Guide, Now Available
October 7, 2014

DPLA Community Reps Produce Hackathon Planning Guide, Now Available

We’re excited to announce the release of a new Community Reps-produced resource, GLAM Hack-in-a-box, a short guide to organizing and convening a hackathon using cultural heritage data from GLAM organizations (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) including DPLA. We hope this guide will serve as a useful resource for those either unfamiliar with or inexperienced in pulling together a hackathon.

DPLA Brings National Attention to the Blue Earth County Historical Society
October 2, 2014

DPLA Brings National Attention to the Blue Earth County Historical Society

Heather Harren is the Education and Outreach Manager at the Blue Earth County Historical Society in Mankato, Minnesota. The BECHS is a contributing institution to the Minnesota Digital Library, which partners with DPLA as a Service Hub.

Heather Harren, Education and Outreach Manager at the Blue Earth County Historical Society in Mankato, MN, describes the national attention that has been brought to her organization through their participation as a contributor to the Minnesota Digital Library and DPLA.

New IMLS Funding to Support the Digital Public Library of America Announced
September 30, 2014

New IMLS Funding to Support the Digital Public Library of America Announced

Washington, DC & BOSTON — The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today a $999,485 grant to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) for a major expansion of its infrastructure.

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.

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