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The methods behind the maps: Primary resources about landscape theory of the American Cemetery Movement, 1831-ca. 1945
March 13, 2014

The methods behind the maps: Primary resources about landscape theory of the American Cemetery Movement, 1831-ca. 1945

A guest post by Jennie Benford, Programming Director for the Homewood Cemetery Historical Fund in Pittsburgh, PA. I

And we’re off! DPLA Tumblr up and running
February 11, 2014

And we’re off! DPLA Tumblr up and running

As our current users know, the depth of the riches in the DPLA sees no bounds. So, today we’re launching http://digitalpubliclibraryofamerica.tumblr.com/ to bring these riches to new audiences on tumblr.

The City of Liberty and Liberated Data
January 30, 2014

The City of Liberty and Liberated Data

This is the second in a new series of behind-the-scenes posts from DPLA staffers. We hope that these posts will give you additional insight into what we’re working on, how we work, and progress toward our goals.

I just returned from several days in Philadelphia where I attended the American Library Association Midwinter conference. About 7,000 folks attended Midwinter, but that’s nothing compared to ALA Annual, which typically brings upwards of 30,000 people together to think and talk about libraries, open access, privacy, maker spaces, technology, and information provision and consumption. Always fascinating, the Philly conference was no different.

State of the DPLA’s Collections: Tracking our Growth
December 2, 2013

State of the DPLA’s Collections: Tracking our Growth

A post from Amy Rudersdorf, DPLA Assistant Director for Content

We thought the DPLA community might be interested in a few stats we’ve gathered about our partners and their collections at the six-month mark. We’re still building, growing, and testing, but the numbers give some insight into where we’re content-rich and where we might consider focusing our development efforts.

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