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Through public conferences, workshops, and participation in related events, DPLA brings together public and research librarians, authors, publishers, and educators together with interested parties from cultural organizations, state and local government, private industry, and the general public. The connections built through these events are fundamental to our work. We encourage you to join us at our public events and to participate in related conferences and workshops.

DPLA staff and its affiliates (Board of Directors and Committees, Content and Service Hubs, and Community Reps) also attend and present at numerous conferences, workshops, and festivals across the country, viewable below in calendar form. DPLA staff events are identifiable by the blue label, while DPLA affiliate events are identifiable by the orange label.


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Call for DPLAfest 2017 Session Proposals Now Open
December 6, 2016

Call for DPLAfest 2017 Session Proposals Now Open

DPLA is seeking session proposals for DPLAfest 2017, an annual conference that brings together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, educators, and many others to celebrate DPLA and its community of creative professionals.

GIF IT UP Returns on October 1
September 13, 2016

GIF IT UP Returns on October 1

Calling all gif makers, creatives, history nuts, animators, and more! GIF IT UP, the annual DPLA competition seeking innovative and endlessly looping uses of archival videos and images, returns on October 1.

Save the date: DPLAfest 2017 to take place in Chicago on April 20-21
September 8, 2016

Save the date: DPLAfest 2017 to take place in Chicago on April 20-21

Mark your calendars! We’re thrilled to announce that 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.

DPLA Workshop – RightsStatements.org: Why We Need It, What It Is (and Isn’t) and What Does It Mean for the DPLA Network and Beyond?
May 4, 2016

DPLA Workshop – RightsStatements.org: Why We Need It, What It Is (and Isn’t) and What Does It Mean for the DPLA Network and Beyond?

We’re pleased to invite our extended community to attend a free two-part DPLA workshop webinar, RightsStatements.org: Why We Need It, What It Is (and Isn’t) and What Does It Mean for the DPLA Network and Beyond? Over the course of two workshops, Emily Gore, DPLA, and Greg Cram, NYPL, will discuss the recently launched RightsStatements.org project.

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.

Discussing ebooks at PLA 2016
April 21, 2016

Discussing ebooks at PLA 2016

Held at the Colorado Convention Center, the Public Library Association’s 2016 Conference empowered attendees with the tools to return to their library and “Make It Extraordinary.” As the Digital Public Library of America, DPLA is utilizing its national network of libraries and cultural heritage institutions to explore how it can help improve the state of library ebooks.

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.

DPLA staff attend LDCX at Stanford University
April 5, 2016

DPLA staff attend LDCX at Stanford University

Four DPLA staff members recently attended LDCX at Stanford University. The annual conference is a chance for those in the library, archive, and museum (LAM) communities who work with technology to collaborate on solutions to common problems.

DPLAfest 2016 Agenda Now Available
February 23, 2016

DPLAfest 2016 Agenda Now Available

The agenda for DPLAfest 2016 is now available! 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.

RootsTech Wrap Up
February 16, 2016

RootsTech Wrap Up

We love connecting with new audiences and were thrilled to have the opportunity to touch base with genealogists and family researchers at RootsTech 2016 to chat about their needs, interests, and questions about what DPLA has to offer.

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