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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.
March 28, 2014
Utah public library director and community rep Dustin Fife explains why he reps DPLA and what he’s working on.
March 25, 2014
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.
March 24, 2014
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.
March 18, 2014
Getting it Right on Rights: Simplifying, Harmonizing, and Maximizing the Openness of Rights in Digital Libraries around the World
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.”
March 14, 2014
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.
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
March 5, 2014
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).
March 3, 2014
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.
February 26, 2014
A guest post from Lisa Gregory, Digital Projects Librarian, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, exploring untitled archival images.