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DPLAfest 2016 — April 14-15, 2016

DPLAfest 2016 — April 14-15, 2016

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Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

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To learn more about becoming a DPLAfest 2016 sponsor, check out our sponsor prospectus or contact us.

Individuals requiring accommodations for this event, such as sign language interpreters, are requested to submit a request at least two weeks in advance by contacting info@dp.la.

Heads up! DPLAfest 2016 is at capacity and a waitlist has been created. We will be unable to accommodate those who have not received confirmation of their registration in advance. There will be no on-site registration available.

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Reflections on Community Currents at #DPLAfest
June 15, 2016

Reflections on Community Currents at #DPLAfest

This guest post was written by T-Kay Sangwand, Librarian for Digital Collection Development, Digital Library Program, UCLA and DPLA + DLF ‘Cross-Pollinator.’ (Twitter: @tttkay)

Reflections on DPLAfest from a DLF Cross-Pollinator
May 17, 2016

Reflections on DPLAfest from a DLF Cross-Pollinator

This guest post was written by Nancy Moussa, Web Developer at University of Michigan Library, DPLA Community Rep and DPLA + DLF ‘Cross-Pollinator.’ (Twitter: @nancy_moussa)

A Librarian in situ: Adventures at DPLAfest in Washington, DC
May 11, 2016

A Librarian in situ: Adventures at DPLAfest in Washington, DC

This guest post was written by Jasmine Burns, Image Technologies and Visual Literacy Librarian, Indiana University and DPLA + DLF ‘Cross-Pollinator.’

Perspectives from DPLAfest 2016 Part II: Growing our Network and Building Community
May 6, 2016

Perspectives from DPLAfest 2016 Part II: Growing our Network and Building Community

With DPLAfest 2016 larger than ever, we reached out to a few attendees ahead of the event to help us capture the (many) diverse experiences of fest participants. These ‘special correspondents’ have graciously volunteered to share their personal perspectives on the fest. In this second guest post by our special correspondents, Kristen Yarmey and Patrick Murray-John, both of whom are part of the DPLA Community Reps program reflect on their fest experiences from the perspectives of their fields and interests: the growth of DPLA and its network and sharing and creative reuse of cultural heritage materials.

Apply to host DPLAfest 2017
May 3, 2016

Apply to host DPLAfest 2017

Following a successful DPLAfest 2016 in Washington, DC, we’re looking for next year’s location for another great interactive, productive, and exciting fest. DPLAfest is an annual event that brings together hundreds of people from the cultural, education, and technology communities to celebrate the Digital Public Library of America, our many partners across the country, and our large and growing community of practitioners and members of the public who contribute to, and benefit from, DPLA.

Perspectives from DPLAfest: Ebooks, Education and Building our Hubs
April 29, 2016

Perspectives from DPLAfest: Ebooks, Education and Building our Hubs

With DPLAfest 2016 larger than ever, we reached out to a few attendees ahead of the event to help us capture the (many) diverse experiences of fest participants. These ‘special correspondents’ have graciously volunteered to share their personal perspectives on the fest. In this first of two guest posts by our special correspondents, Sara Stephenson, Kerry Dunne, and Emily Pfotenhauer reflect on their fest experiences from the perspectives of their fields and interests: education, ebooks, and the growing DPLA hub network.

DPLAfest 2016: Post-Fest Wrap Up
April 28, 2016

DPLAfest 2016: Post-Fest Wrap Up

Whether you missed the fest, participated from afar, or are just hoping to revisit some of the great ideas shared during the conference, look no further! This post is your guide to the news, notes, media, and other materials associated with the DPLAfest 2016.

DPLA Celebrates Continued Growth and Major New Initiatives at DPLAfest 2016
April 14, 2016

DPLA Celebrates Continued Growth and Major New Initiatives at DPLAfest 2016

At the start of DPLAfest 2016 in Washington, DC, the Digital Public Library of America announced significant growth and important new directions. This year’s DPLAfest, the third of its kind, is bringing together more than 450 people from DPLA’s expanding community to discuss a range of topics related to DPLA, its network of partners, digital libraries, education, and much more. DPLAfest 2016 is co-hosted by the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Announcing the launch of RightsStatements.org
April 14, 2016

Announcing the launch of RightsStatements.org

The Digital Public Library of America and Europeana are proud to announce the launch of RightsStatements.org, developed in partnership with Creative Commons, Kennisland and key stakeholders of the DPLA and Europeana networks. RightsStatements.org is a collaborative approach to rights statements that can be used to communicate the copyright status of cultural objects.

One week to go! DPLAfest 2016 Highlights
April 6, 2016

One week to go! DPLAfest 2016 Highlights

We are very excited about the fantastic line-up of presentations, workshops, hackathons & fun events in store. DPLAfest represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to bring together the folks who are producing digital cultural heritage, using these collections for innovative research and education, and thinking big about what how developments in technology, policy, and open access will shape the future of our work.

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