App Library

The DPLA is a platform that enables new and transformative uses of our digitized cultural heritage. The DPLA's application programming interface (API) and open data can be used by software developers, researchers, and others to create novel environments for learning, tools for discovery, and engaging apps.

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HistoricalGIFs

Drew Gordon

This Twitter bot (@dpladotgif) brings you the DPLA one GIF at a time. Moving images at random from the Digital Public Library of America.

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MetaDash

Dean Farrell

Use MetaDash to search the DPLA, Europeana or Digital New Zealand for a term or terms and view the metadata associated with your search.

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WordPress Searcher Europeana & DPLA is a plugin that creates widgets for searching Europeana & DPLA.

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WUD

Medicine & Society chair at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

WUD is a customised search engine helping you to pull, link and organise data from two major cultural heritage repositories: Europeana and DPLA.

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Color Browse

Chad Nelson

Color Browse lets you search the DPLA by hundreds of shades and hues. Pick a color to browse through results in a totally new way.

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Metadata Explorer

Dean Farrell

Metadata Explorer is an attempt to explore national digital libraries, pan-national digital libraries and libraries in general, in a different, hopefully useful way.

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DPLA Item Flow

Dean Farrell

A visualization showing the the flow of hubs into the DPLA.

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DPLA Partner Flow

Dean Farrell

A visualization showing the flow of items into DPLA hubs from their content providers.

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Hover over an institution's wedge to see how many items it has contributed to DPLA.

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Visually browse books by language and view them on the DPLA Bookshelf.

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Term Frequency Map

Dean Farrell

See how your search term(s) frequency changes through time in DPLA.

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DPLA Licenses

Dean Farrell

A treemap graphic that shows the top 575 licenses in the DPLA corpus, divided into four clusters.

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DPLA Visual Search Prototype

Schuyler Lindberg

A prototype visual search interface that explores content from the Digital Public Library of America.

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WikipeDPLA

Eric Phetteplace

See relevant results from the Digital Public Library of America on any Wikipedia article using this Google Chrome extension.

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Term vs. Term

Owen Mundy

Compare the number of search results for two phrases from the Digital Public Library of America.

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FindDPLA

Eric Phetteplace and Jake Orlowitz

Want to see DPLA's related text and images for any Wikipedia article? FindDPLA is an easy-to-install tool that pulls up relevant content from the DPLA any time you view a Wikipedia article.

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Historical Cats

Adam Malantonio

A Twitter bot that grabs an item at random via the DPLA's API platform and tweets it out.

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Metadata Games

Tiltfactor Labs

Metadata Games is a digital game platform for gathering data on photo, audio, and moving image artifacts. The platform entices players to visit archives and explore humanities content while contributing to vital records. Metadata Games is fueled in part by digital materials contained in DPLA via its partners.

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DPLA Search Widget

Dean Farrell and Josh Wilson

Search the DPLA right from your webpage in three easy steps! DPLA Search Widget allows you to easily install a DPLA search box on your website or WordPress pages.

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Include content from the DPLA in your EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) profile in the form of a widget on the right side of your screen.

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DPLA Discovery

Steven Anderson, Tom Morris, and Chris Strauber

DPLA Discovery is a widget that aims to provide multiple discovery interfaces in javascript that can be used in any website.

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DPLA by State and County allows you to see how well the DPLA represents each state and each county within a state.

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Serendip-o-matic

One Week | One Tool, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University

Serendip-o-matic connects your sources to digital materials located in libraries, museums, and archives around the world, including the DPLA, Europeana, and Flickr Commons.

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Culture Collage

Monique Szpak

Culture Collage is a simple tool that lets you search the Digital Public Library of America's image archive and view the results as a streaming river of images, just keep scrolling to fetch more.

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OpenPics

Say Goodnight Software / PJ Gray

An open source iOS application for viewing images from multiple remote sources. Available for iPhone/iPad on the app store, or get the source code on GitHub!

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DPLAbot

Mark Sample

@DPLAbot is a Twitter bot that tweets links to random items located in the vast collections of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

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MINT Services

National Technical University of Athens

MINT services is a web based platform that allows users to define their metadata crosswalks in the DPLA schema with the help of a visual mappings editor for the XSL language.

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Search DPLA and Europeana

Jesús Domínguez

Through the Europeana and DPLA APIs, it’s easy to discover sources of information previously unknown or unforeseen and go directly to a digital version of an item.

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WP DPLA

Boone Gorges

WP DPLA is a WordPress plugin that helps your blog's readers discover interesting content from the DPLA.

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DPLA Map

Ed Summers

DPLA Map is an experiment to see what the DPLA API results are for your current location using the HTML5 geolocation API.

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Library Observatory

metaLAB (at) Harvard

Library Observatory recognizes a unique opportunity the emergence of the DPLA represents: both to imagine new ways of interacting with cultural and scientific resources and to reflect on what collections of such materials mean, what stories they tell.

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StackLife

Harvard Library Innovation Lab

StackLife demonstrates one way a group independent of the Digital Public Library of America can create its own way of browsing its collection, using the information made openly available by the DPLA.

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