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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.

Open, Free, and Secure to All: DPLA Launches Full Support for HTTPS
June 1, 2016

Open, Free, and Secure to All: DPLA Launches Full Support for HTTPS

DPLA is pleased to announce that the entirety of our website, including our portal, exhibitions, Primary Source Sets, and our API, are now accessible using HTTPS by default. DPLA takes user privacy seriously, and the infrastructural changes that we have made to support HTTPS allows us to extend this dedication further and become signatories of the Library Digital Privacy Pledge of 2015-2016, developed by our colleagues at the Library Freedom Project.

Primary Source Sets for Education Now Accessible in PBS LearningMedia
June 1, 2016

Primary Source Sets for Education Now Accessible in PBS LearningMedia

We are thrilled to announce that all of our 100 Primary Source Sets for education are now accessible in PBS LearningMedia, a leading destination for high-quality, trusted digital education resources that inspire students and transform learning.

Reflections on DPLAfest from a DLF Cross-Pollinator
May 17, 2016

Reflections on DPLAfest from a DLF Cross-Pollinator

This guest post was written by Nancy Moussa, Web Developer at University of Michigan Library, DPLA Community Rep and DPLA + DLF ‘Cross-Pollinator.’ (Twitter: @nancy_moussa)

A Librarian in situ: Adventures at DPLAfest in Washington, DC
May 11, 2016

A Librarian in situ: Adventures at DPLAfest in Washington, DC

This guest post was written by Jasmine Burns, Image Technologies and Visual Literacy Librarian, Indiana University and DPLA + DLF ‘Cross-Pollinator.’

DPLA and the International Image Interoperability Framework
May 10, 2016

DPLA and the International Image Interoperability Framework

DPLA, along with representatives of a number of institutions, is presenting at Access to the World’s Images, a series of events related to the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) in New York City. The events will showcase how institutions are leveraging IIIF to reduce total cost and time to deploy image delivery solutions, while simultaneously improving end user experience with a new host of rich and dynamic features, and promote collaboration within the IIIF community through facilitated conversations and working group meetings.

Announcing the second class of the Ebooks Curation Corps
May 10, 2016

Announcing the second class of the Ebooks Curation Corps

We are very pleased to welcome and introduce six new members of the DPLA Curation Corps, a group of librarians and other information professionals from around the country who will continue to select and curate the books available in Open eBooks and provide guidance for DPLA’s ongoing work to help maximize access to our collections of ebooks and library ebooks overall.

Perspectives from DPLAfest 2016 Part II: Growing our Network and Building Community
May 6, 2016

Perspectives from DPLAfest 2016 Part II: Growing our Network and Building Community

With DPLAfest 2016 larger than ever, we reached out to a few attendees ahead of the event to help us capture the (many) diverse experiences of fest participants. These ‘special correspondents’ have graciously volunteered to share their personal perspectives on the fest. In this second guest post by our special correspondents, Kristen Yarmey and Patrick Murray-John, both of whom are part of the DPLA Community Reps program reflect on their fest experiences from the perspectives of their fields and interests: the growth of DPLA and its network and sharing and creative reuse of cultural heritage materials.

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