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Building a stronger user experience with our community’s help
July 27, 2016

Building a stronger user experience with our community’s help

Following several studies about the use and usability of the DPLA website, we’ve just completed a set of small but significant changes. We believe these changes will create a more pleasant, intuitive experience on our website, connecting people more easily with the cultural heritage materials our partners provide.

DPLA Welcomes Denise Stephens and Mary Minow to Board, Honors Departing Paul Courant and Laura DeBonis
July 12, 2016

DPLA Welcomes Denise Stephens and Mary Minow to Board, Honors Departing Paul Courant and Laura DeBonis

On July 1, 2016, the Digital Public Library of America had several transitions on its Board of Directors. Two of our original board members rotated off the board at the end of their second terms, and two new board members joined in their stead. We wish to salute the critical roles that Paul Courant and Laura DeBonis played in our young organization, and give a warm welcome to Denise Stephens and Mary Minow as we continue to mature.

DPLA Workshop: DPLA for Genealogy and Family History, July 26, 2016 at 3:00pm EDT
July 6, 2016

DPLA Workshop: DPLA for Genealogy and Family History, July 26, 2016 at 3:00pm EDT

We’re pleased to invite our extended community to attend a free DPLA workshop webinar — Using DPLA for Genealogy and Family Research, taking place on July 26, 2016 at 3:00pm EST.

How We Work: The DPLA Technology Team Core Values
July 5, 2016

How We Work: The DPLA Technology Team Core Values

One of the most important aspects of the work of the DPLA Technology Team is ensuring that we maintain

Job Opportunity: Developer (Data and Usage Analytics)
June 28, 2016

Job Opportunity: Developer (Data and Usage Analytics)

The Digital Public Library of America seeks a full-time Developer to support large-scale processing and analysis of descriptions of and usage data about open access materials from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States.

Historypin wins Knight News Challenge award for “Our Story” project in partnership with DPLA
June 23, 2016

Historypin wins Knight News Challenge award for “Our Story” project in partnership with DPLA

Historypin wins Knight News Challenge award to gather, preserve, and measure the impact of public library-led history, storytelling, and local cultural heritage in rural US communities in partnership with Digital Public Library of America

DPLA and FamilySearch Partner to Expand Access to Digitized Historical Books Online
June 22, 2016

DPLA and FamilySearch Partner to Expand Access to Digitized Historical Books Online

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and FamilySearch International, the largest genealogy organization in the world, have signed an agreement that will expand access to FamilySearch.org’s growing free digital historical book collection to DPLA’s broad audience of users including genealogists, researchers, family historians, students, and more.

Catch up with DPLA at ALA Annual in Orlando
June 21, 2016

Catch up with DPLA at ALA Annual in Orlando

The American Library Association’s Annual Conference kicks off later this week in Orlando, Florida and DPLA staffers are excited to hit the road, connect with a fantastic community of librarians and, now more than ever, show our support for the city of Orlando. Here’s your guide to when and where to catch up with DPLA’s staff and community members at ALA Annual.

DPLA Joins Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference at SAA
June 13, 2016

DPLA Joins Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference at SAA

We are pleased to announce that DPLA will be participating in the second annual Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference and Workshops will be held this summer in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system.

DPLA Board Call: Wednesday, June 15, 3:00 PM Eastern
June 8, 2016

DPLA Board Call: Wednesday, June 15, 3:00 PM Eastern

The next DPLA Board of Directors call is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15 at 3:00 PM Eastern. Agenda and dial-in information is included below. This call is open to the public, except where noted.

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