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A Pond Feeding a Lake Feeding an Ocean: Wake Forest University’s Perspective as a Contributing Institution to the DPLA
May 29, 2014

A Pond Feeding a Lake Feeding an Ocean: Wake Forest University’s Perspective as a Contributing Institution to the DPLA

The following guest blog post is by Chelcie Rowell, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds (ZSR) Library. Twenty-eight collections from ZSR’s WakeSpace Digital Collections appear in the DPLA via the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Service Hub.

The following guest blog post is by Chelcie Rowell, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds (ZSR) Library. Twenty-eight collections from ZSR’s WakeSpace Digital Collections appear in the DPLA via the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Service Hub.

Doing Local History, DPLA Style
May 19, 2014

Doing Local History, DPLA Style

Sarah Melton is the Digital Projects Coordinator at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) and a PhD candidate at Emory's Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the fifth guest post in our Community Reps series which explores individual community reps and the work they are doing with DPLA.

Community Rep Sarah Melton explores Atlanta and its local history through DPLA.

Connecting to Oral Histories
May 1, 2014

Connecting to Oral Histories

The following guest blog post is by Mary Battle, Public Historian at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. Avery hosts numerous digitally archived materials in the Lowcountry Digital Library, which is featured in DPLA through the South Carolina Digital Library.

Mary Battle, Public Historian at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, describes the value of oral histories as a teaching tool and highlights some of her favorites from DPLA.

A visual tour of innovations in musical instruments
April 23, 2014

A visual tour of innovations in musical instruments

Guest post by Kirstin Dougan, Music and Performing Arts Librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Music and Performing Arts Library.

Music is universal. All cultures have music in their history. How they go about making that music and

Get behind the wheel!
April 3, 2014

Get behind the wheel!

A guest post by Kevin Schlesier, Director of Exhibits, NASCAR Hall of Fame

The DPLA is an incredible source for research on to cars stories, be they related to personal stories, historic milestones, or just a glimpse into car culture. This post details some of the car-related selections I came across in the DPLA that I found interesting.

The methods behind the maps: Primary resources about landscape theory of the American Cemetery Movement, 1831-ca. 1945
March 13, 2014

The methods behind the maps: Primary resources about landscape theory of the American Cemetery Movement, 1831-ca. 1945

A guest post by Jennie Benford, Programming Director for the Homewood Cemetery Historical Fund in Pittsburgh, PA. I

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February 26, 2014

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A guest post from Lisa Gregory, Digital Projects Librarian, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, exploring untitled archival images.

[DPLAfest Follow-up] Using games to collect metadata: Introducing Metadata Games
January 23, 2014

[DPLAfest Follow-up] Using games to collect metadata: Introducing Metadata Games

Play, tag, connect, and follow up from October’s DPLAfest, a guest post from Vicky Zeamer of Tiltfactor Labs

On January 22, 2014 Tiltfactor Laboratory launched Metadata Games: Mobile, a digital game platform for gathering useful data on image, audio, and moving image artifacts. Metadata Games seeks to increase access to humanities content while contributing to vital records, and further enables archivists, librarians, data scientists and a slew of other people to gather and analyze information for archives in powerful and innovative ways.

[January 24, 2014] Build with the DPLA API at LibHack 2014 in Philadelphia
January 6, 2014

[January 24, 2014] Build with the DPLA API at LibHack 2014 in Philadelphia

A guest post from Zach Coble, co-organizer of LibHack

Interested in building with the DPLA API? Then come to LibHack! LibHack, taking place on January 24, 2014, is a library hackathon that will work with the DPLA and OCLC APIs.

Beyond Google Images: Using the DPLA with an English 101 class
November 25, 2013

Beyond Google Images: Using the DPLA with an English 101 class

A guest post from Jenny Dale, Coordinator of First-Year Programs, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

A guest post from Jenny Dale, Coordinator of First-Year Programs, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dale used the DPLA to great success during the process of supporting an English 101 assignment at her library.

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