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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.

Let’s Keep the Momentum Going
April 17, 2014

Let’s Keep the Momentum Going

It’s hard to believe that a year has already gone by since our launch last April. It’s been a whirlwind here in the Boston headquarters of DPLA, and across DPLA’s ever-expanding national network of libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage sites. The surging numbers in our collection—6.7 million items from over 1300 contributing institutions, up from 2.4 million and 500 a year ago—attest to the tremendous momentum we’ve achieved.

National Library Week: 10 fascinating historical images of libraries and their patrons
April 16, 2014

National Library Week: 10 fascinating historical images of libraries and their patrons

Happy National Library Week! Libraries have been cornerstones in communities for decades. Now, at the DPLA, content can go beyond neighborhood residents checking books and in and out of their local libraries. Those same valuable and historic resources, from institutions across the country, are now available to millions of users—for free. To celebrate, here is a list of 10 fascinating historical images of libraries and the publics they serve.

Meet a Community Rep: Stephanie J. Richmond
April 9, 2014

Meet a Community Rep: Stephanie J. Richmond

This is the second guest post in our Community Reps series which explores individual community reps and the work they are doing with DPLA.

Assistant professor of history and community rep Stephanie J. Richmond explains why she decided to join the reps program and how she’s thinking about DPLA’s value for the higher ed classroom.

[April 14, 2014] Board of Directors Call
April 9, 2014

[April 14, 2014] Board of Directors Call

The DPLA Board of Directors will hold a conference call on Monday, April 14 at 2:00 PM Eastern. The call is open to the public.

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.

On the Right to Link
April 4, 2014

On the Right to Link

The U.S. Copyright Office has asked for comments on a proposed new right for copyright holders, the “making available” right, which would restrict the ability to link to content the open web. With the help of DPLA Legal Committee member Dave Hansen, Dan Cohen filed a response.

Get behind the wheel!
April 3, 2014

Get behind the wheel!

A guest post by Kevin Schlesier, Director of Exhibits, NASCAR Hall of Fame

The DPLA is an incredible source for research on to cars stories, be they related to personal stories, historic milestones, or just a glimpse into car culture. This post details some of the car-related selections I came across in the DPLA that I found interesting.

A Trip to the Nantucket Historical Association
April 2, 2014

A Trip to the Nantucket Historical Association

This is part of a series of behind-the-scenes posts from DPLA staffers. We hope that these posts will give you additional insight into what we’re working on, how we work, and progress toward our goals.

Last month I had the pleasure of traveling to the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) in Nantucket, Massachusetts for an archival site visit with the good folks from the Boston Public Library’s (BPL) digital services department and the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center. We were there to meet with NHA staff and survey the 120 year-old island historical association’s collection of historical maps…

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!

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