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Meet the winners of GIF IT UP 2015
December 8, 2015

Meet the winners of GIF IT UP 2015

There was strong competition in GIF IT UP this year. Lots of fantastic animated gifs were created by talented people from around the world. Our esteemed judges, Sarah Schaaf from Imgur, Rebecca Onion from Slate Vault, and Alessandro Scali and Marco Calabrese from Okkult Motion Pictures, and Toby Morris from the Wireless have pored over the entries, and we’re really pleased to announce our winners!

Call for DPLAfest 2016 Session Proposals Now Open
November 19, 2015

Call for DPLAfest 2016 Session Proposals Now Open

We are pleased to announce that we are now seeking session proposals for DPLAfest 2016. An annual series of workshops, presentations, and discussions, DPLAfest brings together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, educators, and many others to celebrate DPLA and its community of creative professionals. The deadline to submit a session proposal is Friday, January 22, 2016.

Digital Public Library of America and Pop Up Archive partner to make audiovisual collections across the U.S. searchable
November 18, 2015

Digital Public Library of America and Pop Up Archive partner to make audiovisual collections across the U.S. searchable

The Digital Public Library of America is partnering with Pop Up Archive to offer discounted services to the DPLA network. DPLA Hubs and their partners will be able to take advantage of this discounted rate to make it possible for anyone to search and pinpoint exact search terms and phrases within audiovisual collections.

DPLA Welcomes Michelle Bickert
November 17, 2015

DPLA Welcomes Michelle Bickert

We are happy to announce Michelle Bickert as DPLA’s eBook program manager and the newest member of DPLA’s growing staff.

DPLA Announces Knight Foundation Grant to Research Potential Integration of Newspaper Content
November 9, 2015

DPLA Announces Knight Foundation Grant to Research Potential Integration of Newspaper Content

The Digital Public Library of America has been awarded $150,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to research the potential integration of newspaper content into the DPLA platform.

DPLA Announces Appointment of Sarah Burnes to Board of Directors
November 5, 2015

DPLA Announces Appointment of Sarah Burnes to Board of Directors

The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce the appoint of Sarah Burnes to its Board of Directors. Burnes is an agent for The Gernert Company, a prominent literary agency located in New York City.

Job Opportunity: Engagement & Use Coordinator
November 2, 2015

Job Opportunity: Engagement & Use Coordinator

The Digital Public Library of America seeks an Engagement & Use Coordinator to help DPLA reach multiple audiences, and to make better and wider use of its large and growing open collection. This is a full-time position at DPLA’s headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.

Job Opportunity: Developer (Ingestion and Operations)
October 22, 2015

Job Opportunity: Developer (Ingestion and Operations)

The Digital Public Library of America (http://dp.la/) seeks a full-time Developer to support the technical aspects of the organization’s operational needs. This position is directly involved in ensuring that DPLA’s ingestion process of harvesting, mapping, enriching, and indexing metadata we receive from our partners runs smoothly, reliably, and according to schedule. In addition, the position actively supports DevOps at DPLA, particularly in terms of developing and implementing tools and procedures to provision, administer, monitor, and maintain DPLA’s infrastructure and applications.

New Primary Source Sets for Education
October 20, 2015

New Primary Source Sets for Education

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is very pleased to announce the release of its first group of Primary Source Sets about topics in US history, literature, and culture. These sets were developed and reviewed by a new Education Advisory Committee for use by students and teachers in grades 6-12 and higher education. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to additional resources, and a teaching guide. This project was generously funded by the Whiting Foundation.

GIF IT UP 2015 begins today
October 12, 2015

GIF IT UP 2015 begins today

Calling all GIF-makers, creatives, history nuts, and animators! GIF IT UP, a challenge coordinated by DigitalNZ and the Digital Public Library of America to find the best GIFs created from copyright-free heritage material, launches today and will run until November 21.

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