Since its launch in 2013, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has developed into a free, open and accessible national digital resource. During this time, DPLA has brought together over sixteen million items from more than 2,300 institutions, expanded its content and service hub network, and led national conversations and initiatives around ebook access.
In April 2017, DPLA’s founding executive director Dan Cohen announced that he would be moving on to a new position at Northeastern University. In light of DPLA’s upcoming change in leadership, the DPLA Board of Directors is embracing the challenge of taking stock of our progress to date, along with thinking about our hopes and dreams for the future of DPLA.
During this transition, all of DPLA’s operations and expansion will continue unabated, as we work to grow the hubs network, launch new technical infrastructure and an updated website, and continue to develop DPLA’s education, curation, and outreach initiatives.
DPLA’s goal is to advance the Executive Director selection process as expeditiously as possible, at the same time acknowledging that decisions of this magnitude generally take time. Updates about the search process will be provided here, as well as posted on our blog and twitter account.