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News & Blog
October 10, 2017
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.
September 29, 2017
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.
September 28, 2017
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.
September 11, 2017
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.
September 7, 2017
The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Mauricio Giraldo has joined its growing staff as DPLA as Principal Interaction Designer.
August 21, 2017
We are excited to welcome our newest hub to DPLA! The collections of the Big Sky Country Digital Network are now available to explore in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The new Montana Service Hub represents a collaborative effort between the Montana State Library (MSL), the Montana Historical Society (MHS), the University of Montana (UM), and Montana State University (MSU). Together, these organizations have made thousands of new resources accessible via DPLA. As with all Service Hubs, Big Sky Digital Network brings its own unique, local history that allows DPLA represent the diversity of experiences across the country and collections that contribute to our common heritage.
August 16, 2017
The DPLA is launching an open-source tool for fast, large-scale data harvests from OAI repositories. The tool uses a Spark distributed processing engine to speed up and scale up the harvesting operation, and to perform complex analysis of the harvested data. It is helping us improve our internal workflows and provide better service to our hubs. The Spark OAI Harvester is freely available and we hope that others working with interoperable cultural heritage or science data will find uses for it in their own projects.
August 15, 2017
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) seeks an Executive Director for a unique opportunity to nurture and expand the nation’s first freely accessible on-line digital library.
August 1, 2017
On September 1, 2017, DPLA will launch the Hub Network Membership program. This program will create a closer,
June 30, 2017
We wish to thank Robert Darnton and Luis Herrera for their enthusiastic support and steadfast guidance as members of DPLA’s Board of Directors, and give a warm welcome to new members Brian Bannon and Chris Bourg, who will begin their first term this summer.