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Developing and implementing a technical framework for interoperable rights statements
May 20, 2015

Developing and implementing a technical framework for interoperable rights statements

In this post, Mark Matienzo (DPLA) and Antoine Isaac (Europeana Foundation), members of the International Rights Statement Working Group, discuss the key requirements and implementation plan for the technical aspect of the group’s work.

Within the Technical Working Group of the International Rights Statements Working Group, we have been focusing our efforts on identifying a set of requirements and a technically sound and sustainable plan to implement the rights statements under development. Now that two of the Working Group’s white papers have been released, we realized it was a good time to build on the introductory blog post by our Co-Chairs, Emily Gore and Paul Keller. Accordingly, we hope this post provides a good introduction to our technical white paper, Recommendations for the Technical Infrastructure for Standardized International Rights Statements, and more generally, how our thinking has changed throughout the activities of the working group.

The principles for establishing international & interoperable rights statements
May 11, 2015

The principles for establishing international & interoperable rights statements

In this post Paul Keller & Emily Gore, Co-Chairs of the International Rights Statement Working Group, describe the progress made by the group and share the first two white papers published by the group.

Over the past twelve months representatives from Europeana, the DPLA and Creative Commons have been exploring the possibilities for a collaborative approach to rights statements that can be used to communicate the copyright status of cultural objects published via our platforms. This work is close to the heart of both Europeana and the DPLA as we both seek to share clear and accurate information about copyright status with users.

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.

Apply to be a new DPLA Hub!
December 2, 2014

Apply to be a new DPLA Hub!

The Digital Public Library of America seeks applicants to serve as Service Hubs and Content Hubs in our growing national network. The applications and corresponding instructions are now available.

February 19, 2013

DPLA Nominating Committee soliciting recommendations for Board candidates

The last day to submit recommendations was Friday, March 1 at 5:00 PM EST.

The DPLA Nominating Committee was formed in December 2012 to find candidates for two spots on the Board of Directors.

Hacking the DPLA: DPLA to present at Code4Lib Conference in February 2013
January 15, 2013

Hacking the DPLA: DPLA to present at Code4Lib Conference in February 2013

This coming February, Nate Hill (Chattanooga Public Library) and SJ Klein (Wikipedia) from the DPLA will host a pre-conference hackfest as well as present during the Code4Lib Conference in Chicago.

DPLA Announces Executive Director Search Committee
December 19, 2012

DPLA Announces Executive Director Search Committee

The DPLA announces the formation of a small search committee to interview a slate of promising candidates for the role of Executive Director.

DPLA Executive Director Job Description
December 18, 2012

DPLA Executive Director Job Description

Know someone who would be the perfect leader for the Digital Public Library of America? Let us know!

Leadership of the DPLA is a unique and extraordinary opportunity for a talented individual to shape service to the global community and make a remarkable impact on society.

DPLA Announces New Assistant Director for Content
November 20, 2012

DPLA Announces New Assistant Director for Content

The DPLA Secretariat is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Rudersdorf as the DPLA Assistant Director for Content, beginning January 1, 2013.

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.

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