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News & Blog
October 18, 2016
With Election Day just three weeks away, we are pleased to announce the publication of our newest exhibition, Battle on the Ballot: Political Outsiders in US Presidential Elections. In Battle on the Ballot, the DPLA curation team digs into the vast collections of our partner institutions to explore the ways in which the 2016 race resonates with the legacies of the outsiders who have come before.
September 30, 2016
GIF IT UP 2016 officially kicks off October 1! We are thrilled to be kicking off our third annual GIF IT UP contest and are already eager to see your great submissions. To get the ball rolling, here’s your one-stop guide to everything you need to get started.
September 21, 2016
Now that the school year is well underway, we are already hearing great things about how educators and students across the country are putting DPLA and its education resources to use. The Primary Source Sets, in particular, were designed to be versatile and adaptable for a broad variety of classroom environments, lessons, assignments and grade levels, so we wanted to share a few different ideas that demonstrate that versatility in action!
September 16, 2016
It’s a new academic year and we are excited to be kicking it off with great educational projects underway, new additions to our team, and a brand new office suite at Boston Public Library (BPL) to officially serve as DPLA’s national headquarters.
September 15, 2016
The Digital Public Library of America seeks a Director of Technology to lead its staff of developers and technologists, and to further DPLA’s mission to bring together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and make them freely available to all.
September 13, 2016
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.
September 12, 2016
The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Michael Della Bitta will be joining its growing staff as Developer for Data and Usage Analytics, beginning September 12, 2016.
September 8, 2016
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.
September 6, 2016
The next DPLA Board of Directors call is scheduled for Thursday, September 15 at 3:00 PM Eastern. Agenda and dial-in information is included below. This call is open to the public, except where noted.
August 31, 2016
‘Tis Back-to-School season and here at DPLA, we are eager and excited to dive into another year of innovative teaching and learning with a great lineup of new resources to use in your classroom this year.