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Reflections on Community Currents at #DPLAfest
June 15, 2016

Reflections on Community Currents at #DPLAfest

This guest post was written by T-Kay Sangwand, Librarian for Digital Collection Development, Digital Library Program, UCLA and DPLA + DLF ‘Cross-Pollinator.’ (Twitter: @tttkay)

Reflections on DPLAfest from a DLF Cross-Pollinator
May 17, 2016

Reflections on DPLAfest from a DLF Cross-Pollinator

This guest post was written by Nancy Moussa, Web Developer at University of Michigan Library, DPLA Community Rep and DPLA + DLF ‘Cross-Pollinator.’ (Twitter: @nancy_moussa)

A Librarian in situ: Adventures at DPLAfest in Washington, DC
May 11, 2016

A Librarian in situ: Adventures at DPLAfest in Washington, DC

This guest post was written by Jasmine Burns, Image Technologies and Visual Literacy Librarian, Indiana University and DPLA + DLF ‘Cross-Pollinator.’

Perspectives from DPLAfest 2016 Part II: Growing our Network and Building Community
May 6, 2016

Perspectives from DPLAfest 2016 Part II: Growing our Network and Building Community

With DPLAfest 2016 larger than ever, we reached out to a few attendees ahead of the event to help us capture the (many) diverse experiences of fest participants. These ‘special correspondents’ have graciously volunteered to share their personal perspectives on the fest. In this second guest post by our special correspondents, Kristen Yarmey and Patrick Murray-John, both of whom are part of the DPLA Community Reps program reflect on their fest experiences from the perspectives of their fields and interests: the growth of DPLA and its network and sharing and creative reuse of cultural heritage materials.

Perspectives from DPLAfest: Ebooks, Education and Building our Hubs
April 29, 2016

Perspectives from DPLAfest: Ebooks, Education and Building our Hubs

With DPLAfest 2016 larger than ever, we reached out to a few attendees ahead of the event to help us capture the (many) diverse experiences of fest participants. These ‘special correspondents’ have graciously volunteered to share their personal perspectives on the fest. In this first of two guest posts by our special correspondents, Sara Stephenson, Kerry Dunne, and Emily Pfotenhauer reflect on their fest experiences from the perspectives of their fields and interests: education, ebooks, and the growing DPLA hub network.

Help the Copyright Office Understand How to Address Mass Digitization
September 25, 2015

Help the Copyright Office Understand How to Address Mass Digitization

Wouldn’t libraries and archives like to be able to digitize their collections and make the texts and images available to the world online? Of course they would, but copyright inhibits this for most works created in the last 100 years.

The U.S. Copyright Office recently issued a report and a request for comments on its proposal for a new licensing system intended overcome copyright obstacles to mass digitization. While the goal is laudable, the Office’s proposal is troubling and vague in key respects.

Supporting National History Day Researchers
September 24, 2015

Supporting National History Day Researchers

Read about DPLA’s partnership with National History Day from the point of view of partners and student winners of the DPLA project prize.

Building a Stronger Cultural Heritage Network at the DLF Forum 2015
August 4, 2015

Building a Stronger Cultural Heritage Network at the DLF Forum 2015

Join us for a half-day workshop learning about DPLA data and how you can use it to inform your practice and make extreme sharing part of your workflow!

A Day in the Life the Metadata Librarian for the Mountain West Digital Library
May 27, 2015

A Day in the Life the Metadata Librarian for the Mountain West Digital Library

In this post, Anna Neatrour describes one of her typical days as the Mountain West Digital Library metadata librarian aggregating data on a regional level and as a Service Hub with DPLA.

Presidents and Their Libraries
May 26, 2015

Presidents and Their Libraries

This post is part of a series from Book Patrol, a blog run by DPLA Community Rep Michael Lieberman that highlights interesting news, images, and related content from all corners of the book universe. To learn more about Book Patrol, visit http://bookpatrol.net/

Earlier this month it was announced the President Barack Obama’s Presidential Library will be built on the south side of Chicago. It will be our 14th Presidential Library. The idea originated with FDR who in his second term “on the advice of noted historians and scholars, established a public repository to preserve the evidence of the Presidency for future generations” Then in 1955, Congress passed the Presidential Libraries Act, establishing a system of privately erected and federally maintained libraries. Here’s a sampling of images from the Digital Public Library of America related to our presidents and their libraries.

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