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September 26, 2014
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.
September 24, 2014
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.
September 23, 2014
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.
September 18, 2014
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.
September 17, 2014
The Technical Advisory Committee will hold an open call on Tuesday, September 23 at 1:00 PM EDT. The agenda is now available.
September 17, 2014
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.
September 16, 2014
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 9, 2014
The DPLA Board and its Finance Committee each held an open conference call in September 2014. Both of these calls were open to the public.
September 8, 2014
A cross-posted blogpost from the Imgur.com blog (published on September 8, 2014). Thanks, Imgur, for having us this summer!
September 2, 2014
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.