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DPLA Board Call: Wednesday, December 16, 3:00 PM Eastern
December 7, 2015

DPLA Board Call: Wednesday, December 16, 3:00 PM Eastern

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

Call for DPLAfest 2016 Session Proposals Now Open
November 19, 2015

Call for DPLAfest 2016 Session Proposals Now Open

We are pleased to announce that we are now seeking session proposals for DPLAfest 2016. An annual series of workshops, presentations, and discussions, DPLAfest brings together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, educators, and many others to celebrate DPLA and its community of creative professionals. The deadline to submit a session proposal is Friday, January 22, 2016.

Digital Public Library of America and Pop Up Archive partner to make audiovisual collections across the U.S. searchable
November 18, 2015

Digital Public Library of America and Pop Up Archive partner to make audiovisual collections across the U.S. searchable

The Digital Public Library of America is partnering with Pop Up Archive to offer discounted services to the DPLA network. DPLA Hubs and their partners will be able to take advantage of this discounted rate to make it possible for anyone to search and pinpoint exact search terms and phrases within audiovisual collections.

DPLA Welcomes Michelle Bickert
November 17, 2015

DPLA Welcomes Michelle Bickert

We are happy to announce Michelle Bickert as DPLA’s eBook program manager and the newest member of DPLA’s growing staff.

IIIF: Access to the World’s Images – Ghent, Belgium 8 Dec 2015
November 10, 2015

IIIF: Access to the World’s Images – Ghent, Belgium 8 Dec 2015

DPLA is an active participant in the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community, and several DPLA Hubs, including Digital Commonwealth, Harvard University, California Digital Library, and Internet Archive have adopted IIIF-compliant services.

The extended DPLA community is warmly invited to a one day event in Ghent, Belgium, hosted by the International Image Interoperability Framework community (http://iiif.io/) and Ghent University Library (http://lib.ugent.be/), describing the power and potential of interoperable image delivery over the Web.

DPLA Announces Knight Foundation Grant to Research Potential Integration of Newspaper Content
November 9, 2015

DPLA Announces Knight Foundation Grant to Research Potential Integration of Newspaper Content

The Digital Public Library of America has been awarded $150,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to research the potential integration of newspaper content into the DPLA platform.

DPLA Announces Appointment of Sarah Burnes to Board of Directors
November 5, 2015

DPLA Announces Appointment of Sarah Burnes to Board of Directors

The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce the appoint of Sarah Burnes to its Board of Directors. Burnes is an agent for The Gernert Company, a prominent literary agency located in New York City.

Job Opportunity: Engagement & Use Coordinator
November 2, 2015

Job Opportunity: Engagement & Use Coordinator

The Digital Public Library of America seeks an Engagement & Use Coordinator to help DPLA reach multiple audiences, and to make better and wider use of its large and growing open collection. This is a full-time position at DPLA’s headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.

Job Opportunity: Developer (Ingestion and Operations)
October 22, 2015

Job Opportunity: Developer (Ingestion and Operations)

The Digital Public Library of America (http://dp.la/) seeks a full-time Developer to support the technical aspects of the organization’s operational needs. This position is directly involved in ensuring that DPLA’s ingestion process of harvesting, mapping, enriching, and indexing metadata we receive from our partners runs smoothly, reliably, and according to schedule. In addition, the position actively supports DevOps at DPLA, particularly in terms of developing and implementing tools and procedures to provision, administer, monitor, and maintain DPLA’s infrastructure and applications.

GIF IT UP 2015 begins today
October 12, 2015

GIF IT UP 2015 begins today

Calling all GIF-makers, creatives, history nuts, and animators! GIF IT UP, a challenge coordinated by DigitalNZ and the Digital Public Library of America to find the best GIFs created from copyright-free heritage material, launches today and will run until November 21.

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