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An Introduction to the DPLA Metadata Model
March 25, 2014

An Introduction to the DPLA Metadata Model

We are often asked about our metadata application profile (called the DPLA MAP) and the metadata “requirements” for participation in DPLA. In response, we released a new document, “An Introduction to the DPLA metadata model,” which offers a detailed introduction to the DPLA MAP, describes how we harvest metadata, and outlines the types of metadata that our partners provide us.

Apply for Our 2nd Class of Community Reps
March 24, 2014

Apply for Our 2nd Class of Community Reps

We got such a terrific response to our first call for applications for the DPLA Community Reps program that we’ve decided to do it again! Today, we’ve opened applications for a second class of Reps that will close April 30.

New Exhibitions launch on dp.la/exhibitions as part of pilot project with library science students
March 5, 2014

New Exhibitions launch on dp.la/exhibitions as part of pilot project with library science students

Depression-era American Theater and the 19th-Century US Gold Rush featured

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the addition of two brand-new exhibitions on the subjects of Depression-era American theater and the 19th-century US gold rush to its growing collection of curated virtual exhibitions (dp.la/exhibitions).

January 10, 2014

DPLA Welcomes Mark Breedlove, Technical Specialist, to its Growing Tech Staff

We’re extremely excited to announce that Mark Breedlove has joined the DPLA team as Technical Specialist, a key piece of our growing in-house technical team.

Introducing Our First Class of DPLA Community Reps
January 7, 2014

Introducing Our First Class of DPLA Community Reps

We are so pleased to announce our first class of DPLA Community Reps–volunteers who engage their local communities by leading DPLA outreach activities. We received an overwhelming response to our call for applicants and were able to admit 100 people into the the first class.

New DPLA Job Opportunities: Technology Specialists
November 26, 2013

New DPLA Job Opportunities: Technology Specialists

Come work with us!

We’re super excited to share that we’re seeking two Technology Specialists to work with Mark on the DPLA’s technical development. These two new staff members will join our growing team and will work to further DPLA’s mission to bring together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and make them freely available to all.

November 20, 2013

Digital Public Library of America Announces Appointment of Mark A. Matienzo as Director of Technology

November 20, 2013

The Digital Public Library of America (dp.la) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Mark A. Matienzo as the DPLA’s first Director of Technology, beginning December 6, 2013.

DPLA recognized for 2013 Nominet Trust 100
November 12, 2013

DPLA recognized for 2013 Nominet Trust 100

We’re pleased to announce that the DPLA has been selected from hundreds of global nominations and chosen for the inaugural Nominet Trust 100.

Digital Public Library of America Announces Million-Dollar Grant to Train Public Librarians in Digital Technologies
October 24, 2013

Digital Public Library of America Announces Million-Dollar Grant to Train Public Librarians in Digital Technologies

New DPLA program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will produce workshops and education modules to train public librarians in digitization, metadata creation, and digital technologies

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today that it has received a $990,195 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build upon its network of library professionals and organizations to pilot a national-scale training system for public librarians.

Digital Public Library of America Launches DPLA Bookshelf, An Easy Way to Browse over a Million Books
October 24, 2013

Digital Public Library of America Launches DPLA Bookshelf, An Easy Way to Browse over a Million Books

Bookshelf combines the serendipity of shelves with on-the-fly power of digital search

At its DPLAfest–taking place on October 24-25 in Boston—the Digital Public Library of America introduced a new way to browse over a million online books it has added to its collection. DPLA Bookshelf lets the user scroll a visual representation of a bookshelf that provides all the instantaneous power the digital world provides.

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