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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).

Apply to our 4th Class of Community Reps
January 27, 2016

Apply to our 4th Class of Community Reps

We’re thrilled to announce today our fourth call for applications for the DPLA Community Reps program! The application for this fourth class of Reps will close on Friday, February 19, 2016.

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!

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 DPLA browser search options
October 21, 2015

New DPLA browser search options

Thanks to the excellent work of DPLA Community Rep Shaun Akhtar (thanks, Shaun!), Firefox and Internet Explorer users can make use of a new OpenSearch plugin that will add the DPLA as one of your browser’s known search providers. Firefox users may also install it directly through the Mozilla Add-ons site. This is valuable because it gets you to DPLA content faster and more often.

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.

New Contract Opportunity: Request for Proposals for RightsStatements.org
September 18, 2015

New Contract Opportunity: Request for Proposals for RightsStatements.org

The International Rights Statement Working Group, a joint working group of DPLA and Europeana, is seeking a vendor to implement infrastructure needed to launch the RightsStatements.org initiative.

DPLA and Europeana are seeking a contractor to assist us with development of our international framework for rights. The deadline for proposals is October 6. We encourage you to share this posting far and wide!

Save the date! DPLAfest 2016 to take place in Washington, DC on April 14-15
September 9, 2015

Save the date! DPLAfest 2016 to take place in Washington, DC on April 14-15

Mark your calendars! We’re thrilled to announce that DPLAfest 2016—the third annual celebration of DPLA and its broad community—will take place on April 14-15, 2016 in Washington, DC. The hosts for DPLAfest 2016 include some of our nation’s most esteemed and important cultural institutions: The National Archives and Records Administration, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Library of Congress.

DPLA Archival Description Working Group
September 4, 2015

DPLA Archival Description Working Group

At DPLA, our metadata application profile and access platform have been centered on an item-centric library model for description: one metadata record for each individual digital object. While this method works well for most of the items in DPLA, it doesn’t translate to the way many archives are creating records for their digital objects. Instead, these institutions are applying an aggregate description to their objects. Since DPLA works with organizations that use both the item-level and aggregation-based description practices, we need a way to support both. The Archival Description Working Group will help us get there.

Interested in shaping “Hydra in a Box”? Take the Survey!
July 15, 2015

Interested in shaping “Hydra in a Box”? Take the Survey!

Do you manage digital collections? Are you interested in the future of repository solutions? The Digital Public Library of America, Stanford University, and DuraSpace want to hear from you. Take the Hydra-in-a-Box Survey!

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