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DPLA Board Call: Tuesday, March 15, 3:00 PM Eastern
March 8, 2016

DPLA Board Call: Tuesday, March 15, 3:00 PM Eastern

The next DPLA Board of Directors call is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15 at 3:00 PM Eastern. Agenda and dial-in information is included below. This call is open to the public, except where noted.

Apply Now! Digital Library Federation grants to attend DPLAfest 2016
March 3, 2016

Apply Now! Digital Library Federation grants to attend DPLAfest 2016

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) and Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) are excited to partner once again in offering DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grants to three DLF community members to attend DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15 in Washington, DC).

Open eBooks Opens World of Digital Reading to Children
February 24, 2016

Open eBooks Opens World of Digital Reading to Children

Major publishers contribute thousands of titles to benefit students in need

February 23, 2016 – Open eBooks, a new initiative and e-reader app that will make thousands of popular, top-selling eBooks available to children in need for free, is launching today. First Lady Michelle Obama is releasing a video today raising awareness of the new opportunity for children. The initiative is designed to address the challenge of providing digital reading materials to children living in low-income households, and offers unprecedented access to quality digital content, including a catalog of eBooks valued at more than $250 million.

DPLAfest 2016 Agenda Now Available
February 23, 2016

DPLAfest 2016 Agenda Now Available

The agenda for DPLAfest 2016 is now available! Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more.

RootsTech Wrap Up
February 16, 2016

RootsTech Wrap Up

We love connecting with new audiences and were thrilled to have the opportunity to touch base with genealogists and family researchers at RootsTech 2016 to chat about their needs, interests, and questions about what DPLA has to offer.

Apply to our 4th Class of Community Reps
January 27, 2016

Apply to our 4th Class of Community Reps

We’re thrilled to announce today our fourth call for applications for the DPLA Community Reps program! The application for this fourth class of Reps will close on Friday, February 19, 2016.

DPLA at ALA Midwinter 2016
December 21, 2015

DPLA at ALA Midwinter 2016

The American Library Association’s (ALA) midwinter conference starts in a few weeks, so we’ve compiled a short schedule of talks, panels, and presentations that feature members of our staff, Board, and Hubs. Sessions involving DPLA staff are marked [S], while sessions involving Board or Hub members are marked with [A], for ‘affiliate’.

Registration now open for DPLAfest 2016
December 17, 2015

Registration now open for DPLAfest 2016

We’re pleased to announce that registration for DPLAfest 2016 — taking place on April 14-15 in Washington, DC — has officially opened. We invite all those interested from the general public, the educational community, public and research libraries, cultural organizations, state and local government, the creative community, publishers, and private industry to join us for conversation and community building as we celebrate our third year of bringing together our nation’s collections. Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

DPLA Workshop: Introduction to DPLA’s Application Programming Interface, February 11, 2016, 3:30 PM Eastern
December 10, 2015

DPLA Workshop: Introduction to DPLA’s Application Programming Interface, February 11, 2016, 3:30 PM Eastern

We’re pleased to invite our extended community to attend a free DPLA workshop webinar — An Introduction to DPLA’s Application Programming Interface — taking place on February, 11, 2016 at 3:30PM. This webinar, led by DPLA Technology Specialist Mark Breedlove, will introduce the fundamentals of distributed web application architecture to an uninitiated audience, with a special focus on the DPLA’s Application Programming Interface, or API.

Meet the winners of GIF IT UP 2015
December 8, 2015

Meet the winners of GIF IT UP 2015

There was strong competition in GIF IT UP this year. Lots of fantastic animated gifs were created by talented people from around the world. Our esteemed judges, Sarah Schaaf from Imgur, Rebecca Onion from Slate Vault, and Alessandro Scali and Marco Calabrese from Okkult Motion Pictures, and Toby Morris from the Wireless have pored over the entries, and we’re really pleased to announce our winners!

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