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Meet our Community Reps: Using DPLA as a research and teaching tool
June 17, 2014

Meet our Community Reps: Using DPLA as a research and teaching tool

This is the fifth guest post in our Community Reps series -- written by Stephanie Lampkin and Tracy Jentzsch -- which explores individual community reps and the work they are doing with DPLA.

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.

DPLA and Imgur publish second post in its Summer of Archives series
June 16, 2014

DPLA and Imgur publish second post in its Summer of Archives series

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.

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.