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What’s happening at DPLAfest 2013
October 22, 2013

What’s happening at DPLAfest 2013

With just a few days left before the start of this year’s DPLAfest, we’re all hard at work to put together a memorable experience for participants. There are a lot of chances to learn something new, talk through ideas, and see what tools the DPLA has to offer researchers and institutions. With so much happening, a quick look at the full agenda for Friday might seem overwhelming. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the many interesting workshops.

Meet Jamie Hollier, DPLA Board of Directors
October 16, 2013

Meet Jamie Hollier, DPLA Board of Directors

An interview with Jamie Hollier of the DPLA Board of Directors.

An interview with Jamie Hollier of the DPLA Board of Directors and DPLA research assistant Hillary Brady.

DPLA Seeks to Provide Libraries with Digital Services as Part of the FCC’s E-rate Modernization Program
September 26, 2013

DPLA Seeks to Provide Libraries with Digital Services as Part of the FCC’s E-rate Modernization Program

A letter from DPLA Executive Director Dan Cohen

The Digital Public Library of America has submitted a comment to the FCC outlining how DPLA’s infrastructure can enable public libraries to modernize their digital services and overall mission.

Announcing Monthly Open Committee Calls
September 19, 2013

Announcing Monthly Open Committee Calls

In the hopes of capitalizing on the amazing wealth of knowledge and energy in our community, we’re excited to kickstart a monthly series of open conference calls separate from the Board calls focused on topics related to our four operational committees.

Board announces formation of Board committees
September 12, 2013

Board announces formation of Board committees

During its September 2013 open call, the DPLA Board of Directors announced the formation of a couple of Board committees responsible for carrying out formal governance functions.

[September 11, 2013] Board of Directors Call
September 6, 2013

[September 11, 2013] Board of Directors Call

The DPLA Board of Directors held a conference call on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. The call was open to the public.

1.7 million titles from HathiTrust now live on DPLA homepage
September 3, 2013

1.7 million titles from HathiTrust now live on DPLA homepage

We’re excited to share that 1.7 million metadata records associated with almost 3.5 million of HathiTrust’s freely available books, journals, government documents, and more are now accessible on dp.la and through the DPLA application programming interface (API).

The DPLA in your classroom: Helping to reach the Common Core State Standards
August 29, 2013

The DPLA in your classroom: Helping to reach the Common Core State Standards

We want educators to make use of the incredible primary and secondary resources available through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Here’s a quick guide to some topics and themes represented in the DPLA’s vast collections of openly available materials.

Internship Opportunity: DPLA Research Assistant
August 29, 2013

Internship Opportunity: DPLA Research Assistant

The application period for the part-time research assistant position ended on Friday, September 13.

The application period for the part-time research assistant position ended on Friday, September 13.

DPLA sets up shop at Boston Public Library
August 23, 2013

DPLA sets up shop at Boston Public Library

The DPLA has officially set up shop in the Boston Public Library, in the heart of Copley Square in downtown Boston!