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 a partnership between three existing nonprofits (New York Public Library, Digital Public Library of America, and First Book), with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and was made possible by the generous commitments of publishers. It adds to existing efforts to help kids develop a love of reading and discovery by making eBooks available to children and youth from low-income families. Open eBooks will contain hundreds of public domain titles that are free for all kids. What makes Open eBooks different is that it also contains thousands of popular and award-winning titles that will be free for unlimited usage by low-income students. These eBooks can be read in an unlimited fashion, without checkouts or holds. Children from low-income areas can access these eBooks, which include some of the most popular works of the present and past, and read as many as they like without incurring any costs. Access to these books will serve as a gateway to even more reading, whether at libraries, bookstores, or through other ebook reading apps. Read more…
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.