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[May 14/16, 2014] Board and Board Finance Committee Open Calls
May 9, 2014

[May 14/16, 2014] Board and Board Finance Committee Open Calls

The DPLA Board of Directors and its Finance Committee will each hold a conference call in May 2014, both of which are open to the public.

Meet a Community Rep: Danielle Cunniff Plumer
May 8, 2014

Meet a Community Rep: Danielle Cunniff Plumer

This is the fourth guest post in our Community Reps series which explores individual community reps and the work they are doing with DPLA.

In this guest post, DPLA Community Rep and digital collections consultant Danielle Cunniff Plumer describes her recent work building Omeka exhibitions using DPLA and organizing a hackathon at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries.

Audrey Altman to Join DPLA as Technical Specialist
May 6, 2014

Audrey Altman to Join DPLA as Technical Specialist

The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Audrey Altman will be joining its growing staff as Technical Specialist, beginning June 1, 2014 in DPLA’s Boston office.

Open Committee Call: Legal, May 7, 2:00 PM Eastern
May 5, 2014

Open Committee Call: Legal, May 7, 2:00 PM Eastern

The Legal Committee held an open call on Wednesday, May 7. The agenda and notes from this call are available in this post.

Connecting to Oral Histories
May 1, 2014

Connecting to Oral Histories

The following guest blog post is by Mary Battle, Public Historian at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. Avery hosts numerous digitally archived materials in the Lowcountry Digital Library, which is featured in DPLA through the South Carolina Digital Library.

Mary Battle, Public Historian at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, describes the value of oral histories as a teaching tool and highlights some of her favorites from DPLA.

Press and Media for DPLA’s 1st Birthday
April 30, 2014

Press and Media for DPLA’s 1st Birthday

On April 17 and 18, we celebrated our 1st birthday with a host of exciting announcements. Included below are reflections from members of the press and public on DPLA and its progress 1-year in.

Community Reps: A Handy Guide to Who They Are and What They Are Doing
April 28, 2014

Community Reps: A Handy Guide to Who They Are and What They Are Doing

This post by Franky Abbott gives an update on the work of the first class of community reps to give readers a sense of how the program works.

Meet a Community Rep: Lavanda Wagenheim
April 25, 2014

Meet a Community Rep: Lavanda Wagenheim

This is the third guest post in our Community Reps series which explores individual community reps and the work they are doing with DPLA.

DPLA Community Rep Lavanda Wagenheim, IB Middle Years Programme Coordinator at the Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools- Middle in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, details a recent outreach activity she organized for instructors in her school district.

A visual tour of innovations in musical instruments
April 23, 2014

A visual tour of innovations in musical instruments

Guest post by Kirstin Dougan, Music and Performing Arts Librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Music and Performing Arts Library.

Music is universal. All cultures have music in their history. How they go about making that music and

Digital Public Library of America Celebrates Its First Birthday with the Arrival of Six New Partners, Over 7 Million Items, and a Growing Community
April 17, 2014

Digital Public Library of America Celebrates Its First Birthday with the Arrival of Six New Partners, Over 7 Million Items, and a Growing Community

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Digital Public Library of America (http://dp.la), a groundbreaking all-digital library that brings together millions of items from America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. In celebration, DPLA is proud to announce the addition of five major new partners and other significant milestones that attest to the tremendous momentum the project has as it enters its second year.