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News & Blog
May 15, 2014
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!
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 9, 2014
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.
May 8, 2014
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.
May 6, 2014
The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Audrey Altman will be joining its growing staff as Technical Specialist, beginning June 1, 2014 in DPLA’s Boston office.
May 5, 2014
The Legal Committee held an open call on Wednesday, May 7. The agenda and notes from this call are available in this post.
May 1, 2014
Mary Battle, Public Historian at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, describes the value of oral histories as a teaching tool and highlights some of her favorites from DPLA.
April 30, 2014
On April 17 and 18, we celebrated our 1st birthday with a host of exciting announcements. Included below are reflections from members of the press and public on DPLA and its progress 1-year in.
April 28, 2014
This post by Franky Abbott gives an update on the work of the first class of community reps to give readers a sense of how the program works.
April 25, 2014
DPLA Community Rep Lavanda Wagenheim, IB Middle Years Programme Coordinator at the Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools- Middle in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, details a recent outreach activity she organized for instructors in her school district.