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10 Ways to Use the Primary Source Sets in Your Classroom
September 21, 2016

10 Ways to Use the Primary Source Sets in Your Classroom

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!

New Year, New HQ for DPLA
September 16, 2016

New Year, New HQ for DPLA

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.

Job Opportunity: Director of Technology
September 15, 2016

Job Opportunity: Director of Technology

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.

GIF IT UP Returns on October 1
September 13, 2016

GIF IT UP Returns on October 1

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.

Michael Della Bitta Joins DPLA as Developer for Data and Usage Analytics
September 12, 2016

Michael Della Bitta Joins DPLA as Developer for Data and Usage Analytics

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.

Save the date: DPLAfest 2017 to take place in Chicago on April 20-21
September 8, 2016

Save the date: DPLAfest 2017 to take place in Chicago on April 20-21

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.

DPLA Board Call: Thursday, September 15, 3:00 PM Eastern
September 6, 2016

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

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.

Back to School at DPLA
August 31, 2016

Back to School at DPLA

‘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.

Welcome, Wisconsin!
August 4, 2016

Welcome, Wisconsin!

As our newest Service Hub, Recollection Wisconsin has made some 400,000 new records representing photographs, books, maps, artifacts and other historical resources from more than 200 Wisconsin collections accessible in DPLA.

Kelcy Shepherd Joins DPLA as Network Manager
July 28, 2016

Kelcy Shepherd Joins DPLA as Network Manager

The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Kelcy Shepherd will be joining its growing staff as DPLA Network Manager, beginning August 1, 2016.

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