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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 will each hold an open conference call in September 2014. Both of these calls are 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.

The Nicollet County Historical Society and the Digital Public Library of America
August 28, 2014

The Nicollet County Historical Society and the Digital Public Library of America

Bob Sandeen is the Research Coordinator at the Nicollet County Historical Society in St. Peter, Minnesota. Here, he describes the Nicollet County Historical Society's experience as a contributing institution to the Minnesota Digital Library and the DPLA.

Bob Sandeen describes the Nicollet County Historical Society’s experience as a contributing institution to the Minnesota Digital Library and the DPLA.

Open Legal Committee Call: September 3, 2:00 PM Eastern
August 28, 2014

Open Legal Committee Call: September 3, 2:00 PM Eastern

The Legal Committee will hold an open call on Wednesday, September 3 at 2:00 PM EDT. Registration info and the call’s agenda are now available.

Community Rep Works with Design Student to Develop Awesome DPLA “Swag Caddy”
August 27, 2014

Community Rep Works with Design Student to Develop Awesome DPLA “Swag Caddy”

This is the fifth guest post in our Community Reps series -- written by Sarah Huber -- which explores individual community reps and the work they are doing with DPLA.

Every February I receive an all staff work email titled, “Packaging Clients Needed!” I work at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The email is sent out from Dunwoody’s Design & Packaging Technology, Introduction to Packaging Design class, which focuses on cardboard and paperboard packaging of products. The teacher, Pete Rivard, asks Dunwoody staff to be “clients” and each bring in an item for which a student can design and manufacture a package that would market the item. I presented to the class that I wanted a box of some sort to carry the DPLA swag (stickers, pins and pens) to the different places I intended to be presenting about the DPLA. None of the students had heard of the DPLA, so I spent time talking about the DPLA mission and what the site offers. I said that I wanted to be able to walk into a training, DPLA caddy in hand, ready for action…

Summer of Archives: Gorgeous historical book covers
August 26, 2014

Summer of Archives: Gorgeous historical book covers

Who doesn’t love a beautiful book cover? Our latest installment in the Summer of Archives series contains a smattering of stunning 19th and 20th-century book covers designed by the likes of Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944) and Will Bradley (1868–1962), among others. All images courtesy University of North Carolina at Greensboro, via the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and DPLA.

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