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Announcing DPLA Workshops and Groups
September 11, 2015

Announcing DPLA Workshops and Groups

We’re pleased to share some news regarding the DPLA open committee calls, a series of conference calls that we’ve hosted for the past two years, and that helped us transition from DPLA’s planning phase into its implementation and existence as a nonprofit. Based on helpful feedback from our board, committees, and community, we have come to understand that these calls, which have been rather broad-based (on “Content,” “Tech,” etc.), have in many ways been superseded by our more focused open discussions, e.g., around our work on Hydra, and of course our critical ongoing work with our hubs and national network.

Save the date! DPLAfest 2016 to take place in Washington, DC on April 14-15
September 9, 2015

Save the date! DPLAfest 2016 to take place in Washington, DC on April 14-15

Mark your calendars! We’re thrilled to announce that DPLAfest 2016—the third annual celebration of DPLA and its broad community—will take place on April 14-15, 2016 in Washington, DC. The hosts for DPLAfest 2016 include some of our nation’s most esteemed and important cultural institutions: The National Archives and Records Administration, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Library of Congress.

DPLA Board Call: September 16, 2015, 3:00 PM Eastern
September 9, 2015

DPLA Board Call: September 16, 2015, 3:00 PM Eastern

The next DPLA Board of Directors call is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16 at 3:00 PM Eastern. Agenda and dial-in information is included below. This call is open to the public, except where noted.

DPLA Archival Description Working Group
September 4, 2015

DPLA Archival Description Working Group

At DPLA, our metadata application profile and access platform have been centered on an item-centric library model for description: one metadata record for each individual digital object. While this method works well for most of the items in DPLA, it doesn’t translate to the way many archives are creating records for their digital objects. Instead, these institutions are applying an aggregate description to their objects. Since DPLA works with organizations that use both the item-level and aggregation-based description practices, we need a way to support both. The Archival Description Working Group will help us get there.

September 1, 2015

New Exhibitions from the Public Library Partnerships Project

DPLA is pleased to announce the publication of 10 new exhibitions created by DPLA Hubs and public librarian participants in our Gates-funded Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP).

DPLA Welcomes Four New Service Hubs to Our Growing Network
August 28, 2015

DPLA Welcomes Four New Service Hubs to Our Growing Network

The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce the addition of four Service Hubs that will be joining our Hub network. The Hubs represent Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The addition of these Hubs continues our efforts to help build local community and capacity, and further efforts to build an on-ramp to DPLA participation for every cultural heritage institution in the United States and its territories.

The March on Washington: Hear the Call
August 27, 2015

The March on Washington: Hear the Call

Fifty-two years ago this week, more than 200,000 Americans came together in the nation’s capitol to rally in

Unexpected: Animals do the most amazing things
August 19, 2015

Unexpected: Animals do the most amazing things

We’ve always had a strange relationship with animals. Some are beloved family members, we farm, hunt, and fish others, and we are awestruck by some for their natural beauty and power. Whatever we think of them, we love to photograph them. And, that’s been the case since the camera started to capture their likenesses in the 19th Century.

New DPLA Contract Opportunity: Metadata Ingestion Development Contractor
August 11, 2015

New DPLA Contract Opportunity: Metadata Ingestion Development Contractor

DPLA is seeking a contractor to assist us with development of our metadata ingestion system. The deadline for proposals is August 31. We encourage you to share this posting far and wide!

New DPLA Job Opportunity: Ebook Project Manager
August 10, 2015

New DPLA Job Opportunity: Ebook Project Manager

Come work with us! We’re pleased to share an exciting new DPLA job opportunity, Ebook Project Manager. The deadline to apply is August 31. We encourage you to share this posting far and wide!