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“Bound by love in one volume”: DPLAfest 2017
May 8, 2017

“Bound by love in one volume”: DPLAfest 2017

This guest post was submitted by DPLAfest Travel Awardee Nicole Umayam.

DPLAfest Live in Chicago!
May 5, 2017

DPLAfest Live in Chicago!

This guest post was submitted by DPLAfest Travel Awardee Valerie Hawkins. Follow Valerie on Twitter at @LibrariesVal.

DPLAFest: Collectively Building Capacity
May 4, 2017

DPLAFest: Collectively Building Capacity

This guest post about DPLAfest 2017 was submitted by Travel Awardee Tommy Bui.

Sowing Seeds: A New Librarian at DPLAfest
May 3, 2017

Sowing Seeds: A New Librarian at DPLAfest

This guest post about DPLAfest 2017 was submitted by Travel Awardee Amanda H. Davis.

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.

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