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Job Opportunity: Executive Director
August 15, 2017

Job Opportunity: Executive Director

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.

DPLA to Launch Membership Network Program
August 1, 2017

DPLA to Launch Membership Network Program

On September 1, 2017, DPLA will launch the Hub Network Membership program. This program will create a closer,

DPLA Welcomes New Leaders and Salutes Departing Board Members
June 30, 2017

DPLA Welcomes New Leaders and Salutes Departing Board Members

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.

Digital Maryland Collections Now Discoverable in DPLA
June 13, 2017

Digital Maryland Collections Now Discoverable in DPLA

Our collections and our partner network are growing! The collections of our newest hub, Digital Maryland, are now searchable in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) alongside millions of resources from partners across the country. Through the efforts of Digital Maryland and USMAI, over 83,000 new resources from public libraries, museums, historical societies, and college libraries are now available via DPLA.

DPLA Board Call: June 15, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern
June 6, 2017

DPLA Board Call: June 15, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern

The next DPLA Board of Directors call is scheduled for Thursday, June 15 at 3:00 PM Eastern. Agenda

Interim Executive Director Announced
May 23, 2017

Interim Executive Director Announced

As part of DPLA’s ongoing transition to a new executive director, the Board of Directors has named Michele Kimpton the interim executive director until a new executive director is hired.

DPLA Launching Ebook Pilot
May 15, 2017

DPLA Launching Ebook Pilot

At DPLAfest this past April, the DPLA Board of Directors approved a plan to move forward with an ebook pilot aimed at improving access to a broad selection of open and licensed ebooks through market-based methods.

Meet the fifth class of DPLA Community Reps
May 12, 2017

Meet the fifth class of DPLA Community Reps

We are extremely excited to introduce and officially welcome our fifth class of DPLA Community Reps! Community Reps are a network of volunteers across the country who help connect DPLA with their communities through outreach, both in person and online.

New Exhibition: American Empire
May 10, 2017

New Exhibition: American Empire

We are pleased to announce the publication of our newest exhibition, American Empire, curated by DPLA intern and Brown University Public Humanities MA candidate Andrea Ledesma. American Empire offers a dynamic exploration of the Age of American Imperialism between the Spanish-American War and the mid-twentieth century. Through the examination of the culture, administration, and development of American colonialism in Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Hawaii, the exhibition explores the rise and fall of the American empire and its legacies.

“Bound by love in one volume”: DPLAfest 2017
May 8, 2017

“Bound by love in one volume”: DPLAfest 2017

This guest post was submitted by DPLAfest Travel Awardee Nicole Umayam.

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