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A Proud Day for the DPLA
April 18, 2013

A Proud Day for the DPLA

A guest post from Doron Weber, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Doron Weber, Vice President, Programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and member of the DPLA Advisory Committee, penned a guest post celebrating the DPLA launch.

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Launches Today
April 18, 2013

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Launches Today

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched a beta of its discovery portal and open platform today.

April 12, 2013

Press: UVA Contributes to The Digital Public Library of America

“Soon, people across the country will have access to a multitude of historic photos taken around central Virginia.The Digital Public Library of America launches next week and the University of Virginia is contributing the Holsinger Studio Collection to it. The collection is a photographic record of life in Charlottesville and Albemarle County from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.”

April 12, 2013

Press: Digital Public Library of America Launches April 18

“I’m very excited about the Digital Public Library of America, which launches April 18. It promises much, and at launch date it will bring in the best open access and digitized materials.”

April 12, 2013

Press: (German) Digitalbibliothek für die US-Nation

“Die künftig größte öffentliche Bibliothek der USA wird am 18. April aufsperren. Sie wird ohne Bücherregale auskommen, wird 24 Stunden am Tag geöffnet sein. Zu finden sein soll hier letztendlich das gesamte in den USA verwahrte Wissen in gedruckten Dokumenten. Die beim Start zunächst zwei bis drei Millionen Werke werden für jeden Bürger von Alabama bis Wyoming mit der gleichen Anstrengung erreichbar sein: mit ein paar Klicks oder Fingertipps in der Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).”

April 12, 2013

Press: (French) La bibliothèque numérique des USA en ligne le 18 avril

“Le projet est né aux alentours de décembre 2010, au sein du Berkman Center for Internet & Society : recherche, technologie, bibliothèque et service public s’accordent sur un prototype de portail numérique. Simplement nommé DPLA, celui-ci rassemblera les documents numérisés qui racontent l’histoire de la nation à la bannière étoilée. Livraison en 2013.”

April 11, 2013

Press: (Italiano) La prima biblioteca nazionale digitale Usa online dal 18 aprile

“Tutto è pronto per il lancio ufficiale online della Digital Public Library of America, il progetto della prima biblioteca pubblica nazionale digitale degli Stati Uniti, nato a partire dal 2010 grazie allo sforzo congiunto di governo, fondazioni, istituti di ricerca e centri culturali e bibliotecari del paese.”

April 11, 2013

Press: Hack the humanities: The Digital Public Library of America is coming

“The humanities aren’t typically associated with programmers and engineers, but a wave of startup innovation may be be coming to fields such as history and art thanks to a project called the Digital Public Library of America.”

April 11, 2013

Press: NYPL Launches New API Allowing Developers Access to Vast Archives of Digitized Creative Works

“Earlier this year, ProgrammableWeb reported that the New York Public Library (NYPL) had launched the What’s on the Menu API, the first public API released by the institution. The New York Public Library has just announcedthe launch of the NYPL Digital Collections API which allows developers programmatic access to the Library’s vast collections of digitized creative works including manuscripts, historical maps, rare prints, photographs and much more.”

April 11, 2013

Press: National Archives donates 1.2 million digital objects to Digital Public Library of America pilot project

The new Digital Public Library of America (or DPLA) will be kicking off its first big pilot project at the Boston Public Library next month, and it’s now gotten a big shot in the arm courtesy of the US National Archives. It announced today that it’s donating some 1.2 million digital objects to the effort, which range from founding documents to Civil War photos to World War II posters.