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Announcing the DPLAfest 2017 Travel Award Recipients
March 21, 2017

Announcing the DPLAfest 2017 Travel Award Recipients

We are thrilled to officially introduce the five talented and diverse members of the extended DPLA community who will be attending DPLAfest 2017 in Chicago as recipients of the travel awards announced last month.

DPLA Board Call: March 15, 2017, 3:00 pm Eastern
March 8, 2017

DPLA Board Call: March 15, 2017, 3:00 pm Eastern

The next DPLA Board of Directors call is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 at 3:00 PM Eastern. Agenda and

March 8, 2017

The Importance of Women at DPLA and in Our Community

There shouldn’t have to be special days to reflect upon the importance of women in our society, but

Application for 2017-2018 Education Advisory Committee Now Open
March 1, 2017

Application for 2017-2018 Education Advisory Committee Now Open

The Digital Public Library of America is looking for excellent instructors in higher education to join its Education Advisory Committee for 2017-2018. A new grant from the Teagle Foundation funds the creation of a professional development curriculum and new set development for our Primary Source Sets project. We are currently recruiting a small group of enthusiastic educators in higher education to collaborate with our current team of K-12 and higher ed instructors on this project.

Michele Kimpton to Lead Business Development Strategy at DPLA
February 22, 2017

Michele Kimpton to Lead Business Development Strategy at DPLA

The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Michele Kimpton will be joining its staff as Director of Business Development and Senior Strategist beginning March 1, 2017.

DPLAfest 2017 Program Now Available
February 21, 2017

DPLAfest 2017 Program Now Available

The DPLAfest 2017 program of sessions, workshops, lightning talks, and more is now available! Look for opportunities to engage with topics such as social justice and digital collections; public engagement; library technology and interoperability; metadata best practices; ebooks; and using digital collections in education and curation projects.

Travel Funding Available to attend DPLAfest 2017
February 15, 2017

Travel Funding Available to attend DPLAfest 2017

We celebrate the diversity of our DPLA community of partners and users and want to ensure that these perspectives are represented at DPLAfest, which is why we are thrilled to announce three fully funded travel awards to attend DPLAfest 2017.

Color Our Collections 2017
February 7, 2017

Color Our Collections 2017

That’s right, folks — #ColorOurCollections is back for kids and grown-ups alike! On your next lunch break, free evening, or Saturday afternoon, try your hand at coloring cultural heritage collections from institutions across the country.

Michigan Service Hub Collections now live in DPLA
January 31, 2017

Michigan Service Hub Collections now live in DPLA

We are pleased to announce that the collections of the Michigan Service Hub are officially ‘live’ in DPLA and ready to explore! Accepted to the DPLA network in 2015, the Michigan Service Hub represents a collaborative effort between the Library of Michigan, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. As of this week, the Michigan Hub partners have made 42,000 new items discoverable in DPLA and plan to add more in the future.

ALA Midwinter 2017 Update
January 21, 2017

ALA Midwinter 2017 Update

2016 was another exciting and busy year at the Digital Public Library of America, with extensive growth of

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