In addition to the education projects DPLA is building in-house, we also collaborate with others to develop education resources. Read about our exciting partnerships in education below.
Open eBooks is an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for kids from in-need communities. These eBooks can be downloaded immediately with no holds and no late fees. Children from in-need families can access these eBooks, which include some of the most popular works of the present and past, reading as many as they want without cost using the Open eBooks app. Titles were selected by DPLA’s Curation Corps of school and youth librarians. A coalition of literacy, library, publishing and technology partners joined together to make the Open eBooks program possible, including: DPLA, The New York Public Library, First Book, Clever, and Baker & Taylor. Learn more about DPLA’s involvement.
PBS Learning Media
DPLA and PBS are working together to bring DPLA digital content to teachers and students through PBS LearningMedia. PBS and DPLA are also exploring additional, related ideas, such as professional development resources for teachers, the possible inclusion of PBS media within DPLA, and fostering local relationships between PBS’s affiliates and DPLA’s state-based service hubs.
DPLA’s exhibitions and primary source sets are currently discoverable through the Learning Registry, which distributes top educational resources to states and schools around the country. The U.S. Departments of Education and Defense launched the Learning Registry in 2011 as an open source community and technology designed to improve the quality and availability of learning resources in education. DPLA plans to add additional education content, including primary source sets, as they are published.