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DPLA Board Call: December 15, 2016, 2:00pm Eastern
December 8, 2016

DPLA Board Call: December 15, 2016, 2:00pm Eastern

The next DPLA Board of Directors call is scheduled for Thursday, December 15 at 2:00 PM Eastern.

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.

Teagle Foundation Announces New Grant Supporting Education at DPLA
December 5, 2016

Teagle Foundation Announces New Grant Supporting Education at DPLA

The Digital Public Library of America is delighted to announce that it has received a generous $150,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to extend its work around curated sets of primary source materials for the classroom.

Mapping the Future of DPLA and Library of Congress Collaboration
December 2, 2016

Mapping the Future of DPLA and Library of Congress Collaboration

DPLA Executive Director Dan Cohen and board members Amy Ryan and Mary Minow traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden as she signed the agreement Tuesday. While there, Cohen, Ryan, and Minow were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at a selection of the maps that will soon be available to all alongside treasured historical resources from libraries, museums and historical societies across the country.

DPLA and Library of Congress Announce New Collaboration
November 29, 2016

DPLA and Library of Congress Announce New Collaboration

The Library of Congress today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Digital Public Library of America to become a Content Hub and will ultimately share a significant portion of its rich digital resources with DPLA’s database of digital content records.

Job Opportunity: Business Development Director
November 17, 2016

Job Opportunity: Business Development Director

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) seeks a Business Development Director to implement and grow revenue opportunities for the organization. It is expected that the Business Development Director will forge extensive new partnerships and relationships to further expand DPLA’s visibility, impact, and financial resources to pursue its social mission.

Meet the Winners of GIF IT UP 2016
November 16, 2016

Meet the Winners of GIF IT UP 2016

Meet the winners of GIF IT UP 2016! For this year’s competition, the grand prize and runners up were determined by judges Adam Green of The Public Domain Review and Sarah Schaaf of Imgur. The People’s Choice Award was determined by most notes on Tumblr as of November 14, 2016. Europeana and Trove have also awarded prizes for best reuse of materials from their collections.

Michael Della Bitta Named DPLA Director of Technology
November 15, 2016

Michael Della Bitta Named DPLA Director of Technology

The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Michael Della Bitta has been named Director of Technology.

Pop Up Archive Serves DPLA Network in First Year of Partnership
November 10, 2016

Pop Up Archive Serves DPLA Network in First Year of Partnership

Last year, DPLA partnered with Pop Up Archive, a platform of tools for organizing and searching digital spoken word, to offer exclusive discounted services to DPLA partner organizations. One year after announcing our partnership, we are excited to join Pop Up Archive in highlighting some of the ways that their team has worked with DPLA partners to automatically transcribe, timestamp, and provide team editing interfaces for audio collections.

Archival Description Working Group Releases Whitepaper
November 3, 2016

Archival Description Working Group Releases Whitepaper

In 2015, DPLA announced the formation of the Archival Description Working Group to find ways to accommodate this diversity in descriptive practice within our data. Today that group is releasing its whitepaper, “Aggregating and Representing Collections in the Digital Public Library of America.”

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