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DPLA Welcomes Digital Maine
December 13, 2017

DPLA Welcomes Digital Maine

As we prepare to ring in a new year, we are pleased to welcome Digital Maine, which joins Oklahoma, Florida, Montana, Maryland, Michigan, and Illinois, as the seventh new partner whose collections have been added to DPLA in 2017. With Maine State Library at the helm, Digital Maine contributes state documents and records, dating back to the Revolutionary War, as well as materials from local libraries and historical societies across the state.

Oklahoma Hub Collections Now Discoverable in DPLA
December 5, 2017

Oklahoma Hub Collections Now Discoverable in DPLA

Welcome, Oklahoma! Over 100,000 records from our newest partner, OK Hub, are now discoverable in DPLA. These collections offer unique new resources, particularly in the areas of Native American history and culture, environmental and agricultural science, and the lives and experiences of generations of Oklahomans.

Sunshine State Digital Network Brings Florida’s Collections to DPLA
November 30, 2017

Sunshine State Digital Network Brings Florida’s Collections to DPLA

We are pleased to announce that over 74,000 new materials from Florida’s Sunshine State Digital Network (SSDN) are now discoverable in DPLA. Please join us in welcoming SSDN partners Florida State University, University of Miami, and Florida International University to the DPLA network.

DPLA Announces New Curation Corps Members for Open Bookshelf
November 20, 2017

DPLA Announces New Curation Corps Members for Open Bookshelf

DPLA is pleased to welcome the newest members to the DPLA Curation Corps, a group of librarians and information professionals who will curate and offer guidance on Open Bookshelf, a collection of open access content available through the DPLA Exchange.

Hydra-In-A-Box Project Accomplishments and What’s Next
November 7, 2017

Hydra-In-A-Box Project Accomplishments and What’s Next

Hydra-in-a-Box project partners Stanford University, DuraSpace, and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announce next steps following the completion of IMLS-funded project to develop Hyku, a scalable, performant, and multi-tenant digital content repository solution within the Samvera (previously known as Hydra) framework.

John S. Bracken to head Digital Public Library of America
November 1, 2017

John S. Bracken to head Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that John S. Bracken has been selected to be the next Executive Director of DPLA, beginning December 4, 2017. A demonstrated leader in the field of digital innovation with nearly two decades of experience at philanthropic foundations, Bracken will lead DPLA in its next chapter of development, as the organization embarks upon its fifth year of operation.

DPLA Exchange Offers Library-Centered Ebook Marketplace
October 10, 2017

DPLA Exchange Offers Library-Centered Ebook Marketplace

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is proud to launch the DPLA Exchange, a pilot program to test a new model for a library-owned and library-centered ebook marketplace for popular ebooks, together with openly-licensed ebooks.

Ready, Set, GIF! International GIF IT UP competition returns October 1-31
September 29, 2017

Ready, Set, GIF! International GIF IT UP competition returns October 1-31

This October, all GIF-­makers, history nuts, cultural heritage enthusiasts and lovers of the internet are invited to take part in the fourth annual GIF IT UP competition.

New Primary Source Sets for Education Now Published
September 28, 2017

New Primary Source Sets for Education Now Published

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is excited to announce the publication of twenty new Primary Source Sets. These sets explore new topics in US history, literature, arts, world history, and science and technology and provide rich new primary sources from libraries, archives, and museums across the country that are classroom-ready for students and educators alike.

DPLA Board Call: September 15, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern
September 11, 2017

DPLA Board Call: September 15, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern

The next DPLA Board of Directors call is scheduled for Friday, September 15 at 3:00 PM Eastern. This call is open to the public, except where noted.

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