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New DPLA browser search options
October 21, 2015

New DPLA browser search options

Thanks to the excellent work of DPLA Community Rep Shaun Akhtar (thanks, Shaun!), Firefox and Internet Explorer users can make use of a new OpenSearch plugin that will add the DPLA as one of your browser’s known search providers. Firefox users may also install it directly through the Mozilla Add-ons site. This is valuable because it gets you to DPLA content faster and more often.

DPLA at ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco, June 25-30
June 22, 2015

DPLA at ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco, June 25-30

The American Library Association’s (ALA) annual conference is right around the corner, so we here at the DPLA have pulled together a nifty little schedule of talks, panels, and presentations that feature members of our staff, Board, Committees, and Hubs. Sessions involving DPLA staff are marked [S], while sessions involving Board, Committee, or Hub members are marked with [A], for ‘affiliate’.

Announcing our third class of DPLA Community Reps
February 24, 2015

Announcing our third class of DPLA Community Reps

We’re extremely excited to announce our third class of DPLA Community Reps–volunteers who engage their local communities by leading DPLA outreach activities. We were thrilled with the response to our third call for applicants, and we’re pleased to now add another roster of nearly 100 new Community Reps to our outstanding first and second classes, bringing the total number of Reps to just over 200.

Open Legal Committee Call: September 3, 2:00 PM Eastern
August 28, 2014

Open Legal Committee Call: September 3, 2:00 PM Eastern

The Legal Committee will hold an open call on Wednesday, September 3 at 2:00 PM EDT. Registration info and the call’s agenda are now available.

Summer of Archives: Gorgeous historical book covers
August 26, 2014

Summer of Archives: Gorgeous historical book covers

Who doesn’t love a beautiful book cover? Our latest installment in the Summer of Archives series contains a smattering of stunning 19th and 20th-century book covers designed by the likes of Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944) and Will Bradley (1868–1962), among others. All images courtesy University of North Carolina at Greensboro, via the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and DPLA.

Summer of Archives: Forever Loops
July 28, 2014

Summer of Archives: Forever Loops

The Summer of Archives is back with more archival finds from DPLA. This week we’re featuring short animated GIFs that seem to seamlessly loop forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever. All of the moving images used for this post are courtesy the National Archives and Records Administration, via DPLA.

Summer of Archives: Firing on enemy lines in 16 steps (1918)
July 16, 2014

Summer of Archives: Firing on enemy lines in 16 steps (1918)

The Summer of Archives is back this week with another installment of awesome archival finds from the wide world of DPLA. This week we’re featuring rare footage of US military operations in France during World War I. The 16 GIFs in this installment depict crews of US Naval Railway Batteries preparing and firing artillery rounds deep into German military operations in Verdun, France in 1918.

Summer of Archives: Amazing hi-res maps and charts from history
June 30, 2014

Summer of Archives: Amazing hi-res maps and charts from history

The third installment of DPLA’s Summer of Archives is all about maps — the quirky, the cool, and the downright beautiful. All images and descriptive text are courtesy the David Rumsey Historic Map Collection.

DPLA and Imgur publish second post in its Summer of Archives series
June 16, 2014

DPLA and Imgur publish second post in its Summer of Archives series

The Summer of Archives is back! This week, we bring you a collection of colorful summertime postcards from mid-century America. These vintage linen color postcards, printed by Tichnor Brothers Inc. (Boston) and held at the Boston Public Library, are perfect little glimpses into America’s favorite summertime locales circa 1930-1945.

A Trip to the Nantucket Historical Association
April 2, 2014

A Trip to the Nantucket Historical Association

This is part of a 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.

Last month I had the pleasure of traveling to the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) in Nantucket, Massachusetts for an archival site visit with the good folks from the Boston Public Library’s (BPL) digital services department and the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center. We were there to meet with NHA staff and survey the 120 year-old island historical association’s collection of historical maps…

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