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DPLAfest 2017 — April 20-21, 2017

DPLAfest 2017 — April 20-21, 2017

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DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. The hosts for DPLAfest 2017 include Chicago Public Library, the Black Metropolis Research ConsortiumChicago Collections, and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). Taking place in downtown Chicago, DPLAfest 2017 will bring together hundreds of people from DPLA’s large and growing community over two days for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more.

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Thank you to our DPLAfest 2017 hosts:

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Hear from two of our co-hosts, RAILS Executive Director Dee Brennan and Chicago Public Library’s Andrew Medlar on DPLA and DPLAfest 2017 in this episode of RAILS’ Sparks podcast!

Dee Brennan of RAILS and Andrew Medlar of Chicago Public Library talk DPLAfest 2017 on the Sparks podcast. Listen now.