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Michele Kimpton to Lead Business Development Strategy at DPLA
February 22, 2017

Michele Kimpton to Lead Business Development Strategy at DPLA

The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Michele Kimpton will be joining its staff as Director of Business Development and Senior Strategist beginning March 1, 2017.

DPLAfest 2017 Program Now Available
February 21, 2017

DPLAfest 2017 Program Now Available

The DPLAfest 2017 program of sessions, workshops, lightning talks, and more is now available! Look for opportunities to engage with topics such as social justice and digital collections; public engagement; library technology and interoperability; metadata best practices; ebooks; and using digital collections in education and curation projects.

Travel Funding Available to attend DPLAfest 2017
February 15, 2017

Travel Funding Available to attend DPLAfest 2017

We celebrate the diversity of our DPLA community of partners and users and want to ensure that these perspectives are represented at DPLAfest, which is why we are thrilled to announce three fully funded travel awards to attend DPLAfest 2017.

Color Our Collections 2017
February 7, 2017

Color Our Collections 2017

That’s right, folks — #ColorOurCollections is back for kids and grown-ups alike! On your next lunch break, free evening, or Saturday afternoon, try your hand at coloring cultural heritage collections from institutions across the country.

Michigan Service Hub Collections now live in DPLA
January 31, 2017

Michigan Service Hub Collections now live in DPLA

We are pleased to announce that the collections of the Michigan Service Hub are officially ‘live’ in DPLA and ready to explore! Accepted to the DPLA network in 2015, the Michigan Service Hub represents a collaborative effort between the Library of Michigan, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. As of this week, the Michigan Hub partners have made 42,000 new items discoverable in DPLA and plan to add more in the future.

ALA Midwinter 2017 Update
January 21, 2017

ALA Midwinter 2017 Update

2016 was another exciting and busy year at the Digital Public Library of America, with extensive growth of

Catch up with DPLA at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta
January 18, 2017

Catch up with DPLA at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta

The American Library Association’s 2017 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits begins next week in Atlanta, Georgia and DPLA staffers are excited to connect with a fantastic community of librarians and share updates on the exciting projects underway and upcoming at DPLA in 2017. Here’s your guide to when and where to catch up with DPLA’s staff and community members at ALA Midwinter.

Arielle Perry Joins DPLA as Program Assistant
January 17, 2017

Arielle Perry Joins DPLA as Program Assistant

The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to welcome Arielle Perry as our new Program Assistant.

DPLA to Expand Access to Ebooks with Support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
January 13, 2017

DPLA to Expand Access to Ebooks with Support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Digital Public Library of America is thrilled to announce that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded DPLA $1.5 million to greatly expand its efforts to provide broad access to widely read ebooks. The grant will support improved channels for public libraries to bolster their ebook collections, and for millions of readers nationwide to access those works easily.

Registration Now Open for DPLAfest 2017
January 10, 2017

Registration Now Open for DPLAfest 2017

We’re pleased to announce that registration for DPLAfest 2017 — taking place on April 20-21 in Chicago, Illinois — has officially opened. We invite all those interested from public and research libraries, cultural organizations, the educational community, state and local government, the creative community, publishers, the technology sector, and the general public to join us for conversation and community building as we celebrate our fourth annual DPLAfest.

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