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One week to go! DPLAfest 2016 Highlights
April 6, 2016

One week to go! DPLAfest 2016 Highlights

We are very excited about the fantastic line-up of presentations, workshops, hackathons & fun events in store. DPLAfest represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to bring together the folks who are producing digital cultural heritage, using these collections for innovative research and education, and thinking big about what how developments in technology, policy, and open access will shape the future of our work.

DPLA staff attend LDCX at Stanford University
April 5, 2016

DPLA staff attend LDCX at Stanford University

Four DPLA staff members recently attended LDCX at Stanford University. The annual conference is a chance for those in the library, archive, and museum (LAM) communities who work with technology to collaborate on solutions to common problems.

Announcing the 2016 DPLA+DLF “Cross-Pollinator” grant awardees
March 24, 2016

Announcing the 2016 DPLA+DLF “Cross-Pollinator” grant awardees

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grants, which will allow cross-pollinators—active DLF community contributors who can provide unique perspectives and share the vision of DPLA from their perspective—to attend DPLAfest 2016.

Announcing our fourth class of Community Reps
March 17, 2016

Announcing our fourth class of Community Reps

We are extremely excited to introduce and welcome our fourth class of DPLA Community Reps–-volunteers who engage their local communities by leading DPLA outreach activities.

Job Opportunity: DPLA Network Manager
March 16, 2016

Job Opportunity: DPLA Network Manager

The Digital Public Library of America has an opening for the job of DPLA Network Manager, a position that will play a critical role in helping to grow, document and coordinate activities for the network of Content and Service Hubs.

Curation Corps 2016: Help Us Continue Growing Open eBooks
March 9, 2016

Curation Corps 2016: Help Us Continue Growing Open eBooks

Two weeks ago we were thrilled to join The New York Public Library, First Book, and Baker & Taylor in announcing the launch of Open eBooks, an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for children from low-income households. You may be wondering: what was DPLA’s role in all of this?

DPLA Board Call: Tuesday, March 15, 3:00 PM Eastern
March 8, 2016

DPLA Board Call: Tuesday, March 15, 3:00 PM Eastern

The next DPLA Board of Directors call is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15 at 3:00 PM Eastern. Agenda and dial-in information is included below. This call is open to the public, except where noted.

Apply Now! Digital Library Federation grants to attend DPLAfest 2016
March 3, 2016

Apply Now! Digital Library Federation grants to attend DPLAfest 2016

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) and Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) are excited to partner once again in offering DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grants to three DLF community members to attend DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15 in Washington, DC).

Maximizing Access to eBooks
February 24, 2016

Maximizing Access to eBooks

Since our launch almost three years ago, the Digital Public Library of America has sought to maximize access to our shared culture. Thanks to our many library, archive, and museum partners, we’ve been able to share over 11 million items, including a wide range of artifacts, documents, artworks, photographs, audiovisual materials, and, of course, many books.

Open eBooks Opens World of Digital Reading to Children
February 24, 2016

Open eBooks Opens World of Digital Reading to Children

Major publishers contribute thousands of titles to benefit students in need

February 23, 2016 – Open eBooks, a new initiative and e-reader app that will make thousands of popular, top-selling eBooks available to children in need for free, is launching today. First Lady Michelle Obama is releasing a video today raising awareness of the new opportunity for children. The initiative is designed to address the challenge of providing digital reading materials to children living in low-income households, and offers unprecedented access to quality digital content, including a catalog of eBooks valued at more than $250 million.

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