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DPLA to Expand Access to Ebooks with Support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
January 13, 2017

DPLA to Expand Access to Ebooks with Support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Digital Public Library of America is thrilled to announce that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded DPLA $1.5 million to greatly expand its efforts to provide broad access to widely read ebooks. The grant will support improved channels for public libraries to bolster their ebook collections, and for millions of readers nationwide to access those works easily.

Registration Now Open for DPLAfest 2017
January 10, 2017

Registration Now Open for DPLAfest 2017

We’re pleased to announce that registration for DPLAfest 2017 — taking place on April 20-21 in Chicago, Illinois — has officially opened. We invite all those interested from public and research libraries, cultural organizations, the educational community, state and local government, the creative community, publishers, the technology sector, and the general public to join us for conversation and community building as we celebrate our fourth annual DPLAfest.

One Week Left! Apply to Present at DPLAfest 2017
January 10, 2017

One Week Left! Apply to Present at DPLAfest 2017

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.

Illinois Digital Heritage Hub now live in DPLA
January 5, 2017

Illinois Digital Heritage Hub now live in DPLA

The collections of the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub are officially live in DPLA and ready to explore. Our newest hub from Illinois represents a collaboration between the Illinois State Library, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Chicago Public Library, and, previously a Content Hub partner, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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.

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