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DPLA Curation Corps

DPLA Curation Corps

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The DPLA Curation Corps is a group of librarians and information professionals who coordinate books for inclusion in DPLA’s ebook projects. DPLA relies on the expertise of the library community to create collections patrons will love. Curation Corps tasks and working sessions vary depending on current project needs.

Open Bookshelf Curation Corps

Open Bookshelf Curation Corps members evaluate and curate e-content and offer guidance on developing DPLA’s Open Bookshelf. Open Bookshelf is a collection of open access content available through the DPLA Exchange (exchange.dp.la), making it easier for libraries to build their open access offerings. As part of the Curation Corps, members help select open access ebook titles that public libraries will find valuable. These ebooks will be available both in the DPLA Exchange alongside licensed content, and as a separate OPDS feed.

Open Bookshelf Curation Corps:

  • Elizabeth Davis, Library Associate-Youth Services, St. Mary’s County Library (MD)
  • Todd Deck, Library Director, Tehama County Library (CA)
  • Eric Hansen, eGO and eResource Coordinator, Connecticut State Library
  • Hilary Lewis Lackner, Coordinator, eResources, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (PA)
  • Cecilia Thomas, Assistant Branch Manager, Information Services, St. Mary’s County Library – Lexington Park Branch (MD)
  • Remy Timbrook, Children’s Librarian, Oakland Public Library (CA)
Open eBooks Curation Corps

DPLA is a proud partner of Open eBooks, an initiative connecting low-income K-12 readers with thousands of popular and award-winning titles for free, with no holds or late fees. Publishers have generously contributed thousands of titles to Open eBooks, which are vetted by the Open eBooks Curation Corps in order to ensure that Open eBooks provides books that speak to America’s diverse population and range of perspectives. The goal is to create a compelling and appropriately targeted set of thousands of titles—stories that could potentially spark a lifetime love of reading.

The Open eBooks Curation Corps is not currently seeking members. For updates on the next round of applications, or to follow along with Open eBooks, please sign up for our Open eBooks newsletter or follow Open eBooks on social media.  

Open eBooks Curation Corps:

  • Elisha Brookover, Information Specialist, Bob Hope Primary School (Okinawa, Japan)
  • Alison Hinkle, MLIS graduate student, Syracuse University
  • Jennifer Kim, Adult Services Librarian, Prescott Valley Public Library (AZ)
  • Kelly McGorray Roberts, Head Librarian, Glenbard East High School (IL)
  • Jessica Zillhart, Materials Selection Librarian, Anoka County Library System (MN)
Curation Corps Alumni
  • Edith Campbell
  • Patricia Dollisch
  • Marianne Fitzgerald
  • Rob Fleisher
  • Danielle Guardiola
  • Dorothy M. Hughes
  • Emily Kean
  • Savannah Kitchens
  • Lucretia Miller
  • Maura O’Toole
  • Vandy Pacetti-Donelson

Questions? Contact us ebooks@dp.la