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Meet the Winners of GIF IT UP 2016
November 16, 2016

Meet the Winners of GIF IT UP 2016

Meet the winners of GIF IT UP 2016! For this year’s competition, the grand prize and runners up were determined by judges Adam Green of The Public Domain Review and Sarah Schaaf of Imgur. The People’s Choice Award was determined by most notes on Tumblr as of November 14, 2016. Europeana and Trove have also awarded prizes for best reuse of materials from their collections.

Michael Della Bitta Named DPLA Director of Technology
November 15, 2016

Michael Della Bitta Named DPLA Director of Technology

The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Michael Della Bitta has been named Director of Technology.

Pop Up Archive Serves DPLA Network in First Year of Partnership
November 10, 2016

Pop Up Archive Serves DPLA Network in First Year of Partnership

Last year, DPLA partnered with Pop Up Archive, a platform of tools for organizing and searching digital spoken word, to offer exclusive discounted services to DPLA partner organizations. One year after announcing our partnership, we are excited to join Pop Up Archive in highlighting some of the ways that their team has worked with DPLA partners to automatically transcribe, timestamp, and provide team editing interfaces for audio collections.

Job Opportunity: Program Assistant
November 2, 2016

Job Opportunity: Program Assistant

The Digital Public Library of America seeks an energetic Program Assistant to help support activities across the organization. Duties include logistics, communication, and project support. This is an entry-level position that will serve an important role across the institution. At DPLA, we work as a team and all staff have the chance to make significant contributions and provide input into the organization’s efforts.

New Exhibition! Battle on the Ballot: Political Outsiders in US Presidential Elections
October 18, 2016

New Exhibition! Battle on the Ballot: Political Outsiders in US Presidential Elections

With Election Day just three weeks away, we are pleased to announce the publication of our newest exhibition, Battle on the Ballot: Political Outsiders in US Presidential Elections. In Battle on the Ballot, the DPLA curation team digs into the vast collections of our partner institutions to explore the ways in which the 2016 race resonates with the legacies of the outsiders who have come before.

On Your Mark, Get Set… GIF!
September 30, 2016

On Your Mark, Get Set… GIF!

GIF IT UP 2016 officially kicks off October 1! We are thrilled to be kicking off our third annual GIF IT UP contest and are already eager to see your great submissions. To get the ball rolling, here’s your one-stop guide to everything you need to get started.

10 Ways to Use the Primary Source Sets in Your Classroom
September 21, 2016

10 Ways to Use the Primary Source Sets in Your Classroom

Now that the school year is well underway, we are already hearing great things about how educators and students across the country are putting DPLA and its education resources to use. The Primary Source Sets, in particular, were designed to be versatile and adaptable for a broad variety of classroom environments, lessons, assignments and grade levels, so we wanted to share a few different ideas that demonstrate that versatility in action!

New Year, New HQ for DPLA
September 16, 2016

New Year, New HQ for DPLA

It’s a new academic year and we are excited to be kicking it off with great educational projects underway, new additions to our team, and a brand new office suite at Boston Public Library (BPL) to officially serve as DPLA’s national headquarters.

Job Opportunity: Director of Technology
September 15, 2016

Job Opportunity: Director of Technology

The Digital Public Library of America seeks a Director of Technology to lead its staff of developers and technologists, and to further DPLA’s mission to bring together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and make them freely available to all.

GIF IT UP Returns on October 1
September 13, 2016

GIF IT UP Returns on October 1

Calling all gif makers, creatives, history nuts, animators, and more! GIF IT UP, the annual DPLA competition seeking innovative and endlessly looping uses of archival videos and images, returns on October 1.

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