News & Blog

News & Blog

Keep up with DPLA and our community of Hubs, Board and Committee members, Community Reps, and more here on our blog. To receive periodic news updates, collaborate with others, or to follow us on social media, visit Follow us.

Categories

Announcements  /  Guests  /  Staff  /  Community Reps  /  Hubs  /  Contributing Institutions  /  DPLA in the Classroom  /  Unexpected Series

All written content on this blog is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. All images found on this blog are available under the specific license(s) attributed to them, unless otherwise noted.   cc-by-icon. find the license at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Read More


March 31, 2014

DPLA Announces $594,000 in New Funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Research and Pursue Sustainability Model

BOSTON — The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today $594,000 in new funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to research potential sustainability models and to pursue the most promising option (or options). This two-year grant will allow DPLA to expand its staff to target opportunities for further development and revenue, without compromising its mission of open access to the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums.

Meet a Community Rep: Dustin Fife
March 28, 2014

Meet a Community Rep: Dustin Fife

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

Utah public library director and community rep Dustin Fife explains why he reps DPLA and what he’s working on.

An Introduction to the DPLA Metadata Model
March 25, 2014

An Introduction to the DPLA Metadata Model

We are often asked about our metadata application profile (called the DPLA MAP) and the metadata “requirements” for participation in DPLA. In response, we released a new document, “An Introduction to the DPLA metadata model,” which offers a detailed introduction to the DPLA MAP, describes how we harvest metadata, and outlines the types of metadata that our partners provide us.

Apply for Our 2nd Class of Community Reps
March 24, 2014

Apply for Our 2nd Class of Community Reps

We got such a terrific response to our first call for applications for the DPLA Community Reps program that we’ve decided to do it again! Today, we’ve opened applications for a second class of Reps that will close April 30.

Getting it Right on Rights: Simplifying, Harmonizing, and Maximizing the Openness of Rights in Digital Libraries around the World
March 18, 2014

Getting it Right on Rights: Simplifying, Harmonizing, and Maximizing the Openness of Rights in Digital Libraries around the World

DPLA recently submitted an entry to the Knight Foundation's News Challenge, which asks entrants to answer the question: how can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation?

Read about DPLA’s entry to the Knight Foundation’s News Challenge, “Getting it Right on Rights: Simplifying, Harmonizing, and Maximizing the Openness of Rights in Digital Libraries around the World.”

10 awesome videos from DPLA’s collections
March 14, 2014

10 awesome videos from DPLA’s collections

While most DPLA users are familiar with the millions of images and texts in our collections, most may not be aware that we also have a growing assortment of some 15,000+ video records. These videos cover a tremendous range of subjects, from WWII-era public service documentaries to contemporary interviews with well-known musicians.

The methods behind the maps: Primary resources about landscape theory of the American Cemetery Movement, 1831-ca. 1945
March 13, 2014

The methods behind the maps: Primary resources about landscape theory of the American Cemetery Movement, 1831-ca. 1945

A guest post by Jennie Benford, Programming Director for the Homewood Cemetery Historical Fund in Pittsburgh, PA. I

New Exhibitions launch on dp.la/exhibitions as part of pilot project with library science students
March 5, 2014

New Exhibitions launch on dp.la/exhibitions as part of pilot project with library science students

Depression-era American Theater and the 19th-Century US Gold Rush featured

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the addition of two brand-new exhibitions on the subjects of Depression-era American theater and the 19th-century US gold rush to its growing collection of curated virtual exhibitions (dp.la/exhibitions).

Promoting Interoperability: Working on Rights
March 3, 2014

Promoting Interoperability: Working on Rights

This is part a series of behind-the-scenes posts from DPLA staffers. We hope that these posts will give you additional insight into what we’re working on, how we work, and progress toward our goals.

Recently, DPLA teamed up with our colleagues and friends at Europeana and Kennisland to promote global interoperability of our metadata, and specifically our Rights Statement fields. In October 2013, Europeana and the DPLA organized a first joint rights management workshop to explore this possibility in Boston.

Title: Untitled
February 26, 2014

Title: Untitled

A guest post from Lisa Gregory, Digital Projects Librarian, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, exploring untitled archival images.