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News & Blog
June 17, 2014
To promote the Digital Public Library of America to graduate students at the University of Delaware, Tracy and I organized a professional development workshop on “Digital Resources for Research and Teaching Using the DPLA as a Case Study” on April 15, 2014. Graduate students who are gaining first-hand experience teaching classes or leading sections are often looking for new ways to engage their students.
June 16, 2014
The Summer of Archives is back! This week, we bring you a collection of colorful summertime postcards from mid-century America. These vintage linen color postcards, printed by Tichnor Brothers Inc. (Boston) and held at the Boston Public Library, are perfect little glimpses into America’s favorite summertime locales circa 1930-1945.
June 11, 2014
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.
June 10, 2014
This essay by Hilary K. Perez, Archivist, North Carolina Railroad Company, illustrates how resources from DPLA can support and enhance historical research.
June 4, 2014
DPLA research assistant Hillary Brady describes her process for building DPLA’s new exhibition, “The Golden Age of Radio in the US.”
June 2, 2014
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.
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.
May 19, 2014
Community Rep Sarah Melton explores Atlanta and its local history through DPLA.
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.