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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!

Far-reaching “Hydra-in-a-Box” Joint Initiative Funded by IMLS
April 15, 2015

Far-reaching “Hydra-in-a-Box” Joint Initiative Funded by IMLS

A tripartite DPLA, Stanford University, and DuraSpace partnership will produce a turnkey, Hydra-based solution that can be widely and easily adopted by institutions nationwide.

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Stanford University, and the DuraSpace organization are pleased to announce that their joint initiative has been awarded a $2M National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Nicknamed Hydra-in-a-Box, the project aims foster a new, national, library network through a community-based repository system, enabling discovery, interoperability and reuse of digital resources by people from this country and around the world.

Metadata Aggregation Webinar Video and Extended Q&A
January 28, 2015

Metadata Aggregation Webinar Video and Extended Q&A

Thanks to all of you who attended our webinar. We had a great turnout and hope you found it interesting and informative. As promised, you can now find the video for our recent Metadata Aggregation webinar below or over at our Vimeo account. Links to download each presenter’s slides are included in this post as well. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time to get to all of the questions that came up during the webinar. However, our presenters agreed to answer a few more in writing for our blog. You can find them below in the Extended Q&A section.

A Helping Hand: Free Software and the DPLA
February 24, 2014

A Helping Hand: Free Software and the DPLA

DPLA is committed to making cultural heritage materials held in America’s libraries, archives, and museums freely available to all, and we provide maximally open data to encourage transformative uses of those materials by developers. In addition, DPLA is also proud to distribute the software we produce to support our mission to the wider community. In this post, Director for Technology Mark Matienzo details DPLA’s engagement with free and open source software.

October 25, 2012

Digital Public Library of America Partners with iFactory on Development of Prototype DPLA Website

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will be partnering with Boston, MA-based interactive agency iFactory to design and develop a prototype front end portal, the companies announced today.

DPLA Releases RFP for Front-End Design and Development
August 6, 2012

DPLA Releases RFP for Front-End Design and Development

Proposals due August 20, 2012

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Secretariat is delighted to release a request for proposals (RFP) for the design and development of a prototype front end portal for the DPLA.

July 2012: High-Level Technical Development Plan
July 5, 2012

July 2012: High-Level Technical Development Plan

The Technical Development team has produced a high-level document outlining the integrated development plan for the DPLA platform and front-end.

Technical Development Update
June 25, 2012

Technical Development Update

A guest post from John Palfrey, DPLA Steering Committee Chair

Steering Committee Chair John Palfrey thanks the Interim Technical Development team for their incredible work and outlines plans moving forward in this blog post.

DPLA Hackathon Gives Developers First Look at DPLA Platform
April 6, 2012

DPLA Hackathon Gives Developers First Look at DPLA Platform

A Hackathon held both in Cambridge, MA and virtually encourages developers to explore the functionality of the prototype DPLA platform.

Request For Comment: Draft report on technical considerations for large-scale digital libraries
February 12, 2012

Request For Comment: Draft report on technical considerations for large-scale digital libraries

Submit comments, questions, and other feedback by February 17

Geneva Henry has put out an open call for comments and feedback on a recently published draft report for CLIR-DLF discussing infrastructure considerations for large-scale digital libraries.

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