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News & Blog
April 17, 2014
It’s hard to believe that a year has already gone by since our launch last April. It’s been a whirlwind here in the Boston headquarters of DPLA, and across DPLA’s ever-expanding national network of libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage sites. The surging numbers in our collection—6.7 million items from over 1300 contributing institutions, up from 2.4 million and 500 a year ago—attest to the tremendous momentum we’ve achieved.
April 16, 2014
Happy National Library Week! Libraries have been cornerstones in communities for decades. Now, at the DPLA, content can go beyond neighborhood residents checking books and in and out of their local libraries. Those same valuable and historic resources, from institutions across the country, are now available to millions of users—for free. To celebrate, here is a list of 10 fascinating historical images of libraries and the publics they serve.
April 9, 2014
Assistant professor of history and community rep Stephanie J. Richmond explains why she decided to join the reps program and how she’s thinking about DPLA’s value for the higher ed classroom.
April 9, 2014
The DPLA Board of Directors will hold a conference call on Monday, April 14 at 2:00 PM Eastern. The call is open to the public.
April 8, 2014
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) seeks a Business Development Director to help our organization achieve sustainability through the assessment of potential revenue models and the execution of one or more of those models. Applications are due by May 5, 2014.
April 4, 2014
The U.S. Copyright Office has asked for comments on a proposed new right for copyright holders, the “making available” right, which would restrict the ability to link to content the open web. With the help of DPLA Legal Committee member Dave Hansen, Dan Cohen filed a response.
April 3, 2014
The DPLA is an incredible source for research on to cars stories, be they related to personal stories, historic milestones, or just a glimpse into car culture. This post details some of the car-related selections I came across in the DPLA that I found interesting.
April 2, 2014
Last month I had the pleasure of traveling to the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) in Nantucket, Massachusetts for an archival site visit with the good folks from the Boston Public Library’s (BPL) digital services department and the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center. We were there to meet with NHA staff and survey the 120 year-old island historical association’s collection of historical maps…
April 2, 2014
The DPLA has so many unique features that make searching its records easy, intuitive, and useful. Among them is a feature that lets you create your own DPLA account—here’s how you can and what you can do with it.
March 31, 2014
The Digital Public Library of America is recruiting for a Content Specialist to join our growing team!