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[DPLAfest Workshop Summary] The Elephant in the Room: Copyright and New Ways Forward
November 14, 2013

[DPLAfest Workshop Summary] The Elephant in the Room: Copyright and New Ways Forward

A guest post from Dave Hansen, DPLA Legal Committee, on the DPLAfest workshop which he and two others co-led at the October 2013 event: "The Elephant in the Room: Copyright and New Ways Forward"

In a workshop led by members of the DPLA Legal Committee, which includes Jason Schultz (NYU Law) and David Hansen (Berkeley Law & UNC Law), and in conjunction with Argyri Panezi (European Univ. Institute) and Meredith Jacob (American Univ., Washington College of Law), a full room of DPLA Fest 2013 workshop participants explored the broad range of copyright issues that affect the online availability of library collections.

A Proud Day for the DPLA
April 18, 2013

A Proud Day for the DPLA

A guest post from Doron Weber, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Doron Weber, Vice President, Programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and member of the DPLA Advisory Committee, penned a guest post celebrating the DPLA launch.

April 10, 2013

Bringing the power of digital history to the Mountain West

The following is part of a series that looks at The Digital Public Library of America – the first national effort to aggregate existing records in state and regional digital libraries so that they are searchable from a single portal. It is written by Annie Schutte, a librarian, teacher and consultant for Knight Foundation. Above: Copy of a woodcut showing the completion of the transcontinental railroad, May 10, 1869, at Promontory, Utah. From the Classified Photographs Collection of the Utah State Historical Society.

April 2, 2013

South Carolina brings digital wealth to library project

The following is part of a series that looks at The Digital Public Library of America – the first national effort to aggregate existing records in state and regional digital libraries so that they are searchable from a single portal. It is written by Annie Schutte, a librarian, teacher and consultant for Knight Foundation.

March 27, 2013

Sharing oral histories from Minnesota’s immigrant population

The following is part of a series that looks at The Digital Public Library of America – the first national effort to aggregate existing records in state and regional digital libraries so that they are searchable from a single portal. It focuses on one of the six state digital libraries that will act as a service hub for the project. It is written by Annie Schutte, a librarian, teacher and consultant for Knight Foundation.

March 13, 2013

Showcasing Kentucky’s unique oral-history and newspaper collections

The following is part of a series that looks at The Digital Public Library of America – the first national effort to aggregate existing records in state and regional digital libraries so that they are searchable from a single portal. It focuses on one of the six state digital libraries that will act as a service hub for the project. It is written by Annie Schutte, a librarian, teacher and consultant for Knight Foundation. Photo credit: Flickr user Inner Spirit.

March 7, 2013

Digitizing Georgia’s cultural heritage

The following is part of a series that looks at The Digital Public Library of America – the first national effort to aggregate existing records in state and regional digital libraries so that they are searchable from a single portal. The following is a look at one of the six state digital libraries that will act as a service hub for the project. It is written by Annie Schutte, a librarian, teacher and consultant for Knight Foundation.

Making local history digital, searchable and accessible
October 12, 2012

Making local history digital, searchable and accessible

A guest post from Jorge A. Martinez, director/IT at the Knight Foundation

A guest post from Jorge A. Martinez, director/IT at the Knight Foundation on Knight’s recent $1 million award to the DPLA for its Digital Hubs Pilot Project.

Boatbuilding and Rabbit Stew: DPLA Use Cases
August 6, 2012

Boatbuilding and Rabbit Stew: DPLA Use Cases

A guest post from Jessica Keyes, Assistant Web Manager at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD

In this guest post, Jessica Keyes, Assistant Web Manager at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, discusses her experience at the second Audience and Participation workshop, held in Baltimore, MD on July 27, 2012.

Take a walk with me
May 4, 2012

Take a walk with me

A guest post from Brad McKenna, Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science student.

One library science student gives his take on DPLA West.

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