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Monthly Boards calls to move to quarterly schedule
June 11, 2014

Monthly Boards calls to move to quarterly schedule

A note from John Palfrey, Chair of DPLA's Board of Directors

This is a short notice that the DPLA board will move from monthly open board calls to quarterly open calls effective immediately. It has been a busy and productive first year of growth and regular new developments to discuss, but as we settle into fulfilling our long-term mission we should be able to get our business done on quarterly calls.

“Summer Capital by the Sea”; The Atlantic Hotel (1880-1933)
June 10, 2014

“Summer Capital by the Sea”; The Atlantic Hotel (1880-1933)

This essay by Hilary K. Perez, Archivist, North Carolina Railroad Company, illustrates how resources from DPLA can support and enhance historical research.

This essay by Hilary K. Perez, Archivist, North Carolina Railroad Company, illustrates how resources from DPLA can support and enhance historical research.

Introducing our new exhibition, “The Golden Age of Radio in the US”
June 4, 2014

Introducing our new exhibition, “The Golden Age of Radio in the US”

DPLA research assistant Hillary Brady describes her process for building DPLA’s new exhibition, “The Golden Age of Radio in the US.”

DPLA teams up with Imgur for the Summer of Archives
June 2, 2014

DPLA teams up with Imgur for the Summer of Archives

We’re excited to announce that DPLA is officially teaming up with Imgur, the popular online photo-sharing platform, to launch an experiment in their gallery from now until August. We’re calling it the Summer of Archives. The idea is simple: throughout the summer we’re going to pull together some awesome collections of images and gifs using open materials found in DPLA.

A Pond Feeding a Lake Feeding an Ocean: Wake Forest University’s Perspective as a Contributing Institution to the DPLA
May 29, 2014

A Pond Feeding a Lake Feeding an Ocean: Wake Forest University’s Perspective as a Contributing Institution to the DPLA

The following guest blog post is by Chelcie Rowell, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds (ZSR) Library. Twenty-eight collections from ZSR’s WakeSpace Digital Collections appear in the DPLA via the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Service Hub.

The following guest blog post is by Chelcie Rowell, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds (ZSR) Library. Twenty-eight collections from ZSR’s WakeSpace Digital Collections appear in the DPLA via the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Service Hub.

Doing Local History, DPLA Style
May 19, 2014

Doing Local History, DPLA Style

Sarah Melton is the Digital Projects Coordinator at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) and a PhD candidate at Emory's Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the fifth guest post in our Community Reps series which explores individual community reps and the work they are doing with DPLA.

Community Rep Sarah Melton explores Atlanta and its local history through DPLA.

Announcing our Second Class of DPLA Community Reps
May 15, 2014

Announcing our Second Class of DPLA Community Reps

We’re extremely excited to announce our second class of DPLA Community Reps–volunteers who engage their local communities by leading DPLA outreach activities. We were blown away by the response to our second call for applicants, and we’re thrilled to now add nearly 100 new Community Reps to our already-excellent first class, bringing the total roster to 200 strong!

DPLA Announces Partnership with the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, Bringing Nearly 400,000 New Items into its National Collection
May 13, 2014

DPLA Announces Partnership with the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, Bringing Nearly 400,000 New Items into its National Collection

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) have partnered with DPLA by contributing more than 390,000 items, including antique maps, rare books, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, newspapers, and research publications. All will become accessible to DPLA’s global audience of students, teachers, scholars, developers, and the public.

[May 14/16, 2014] Board and Board Finance Committee Open Calls
May 9, 2014

[May 14/16, 2014] Board and Board Finance Committee Open Calls

The DPLA Board of Directors and its Finance Committee will each hold a conference call in May 2014, both of which are open to the public.

Meet a Community Rep: Danielle Cunniff Plumer
May 8, 2014

Meet a Community Rep: Danielle Cunniff Plumer

This is the fourth guest post in our Community Reps series which explores individual community reps and the work they are doing with DPLA.

In this guest post, DPLA Community Rep and digital collections consultant Danielle Cunniff Plumer describes her recent work building Omeka exhibitions using DPLA and organizing a hackathon at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries.