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Making local history digital, searchable and accessible
October 12, 2012

Making local history digital, searchable and accessible

A guest post from Jorge A. Martinez, director/IT at the Knight Foundation

A guest post from Jorge A. Martinez, director/IT at the Knight Foundation on Knight’s recent $1 million award to the DPLA for its Digital Hubs Pilot Project.

Seven pilot sites join national digital library project with Knight Foundation funding
October 12, 2012

Seven pilot sites join national digital library project with Knight Foundation funding

Pilot project will engage communities in local history.

The Digital Public Library of America will launch pilot projects with $1 million in funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

[TODAY] Liveblogging DPLA Midwest
October 12, 2012

[TODAY] Liveblogging DPLA Midwest

We’re live at the Chicago Public Library today for DPLA Midwest!

[October 11, 2012] Liveblogging the DPLA Midwest Workstream Meetings
October 11, 2012

[October 11, 2012] Liveblogging the DPLA Midwest Workstream Meetings

Missed the October 11 workstream meetings? Check out our liveblog to catch up on the discussions.

Columbia Spectator Launches Digital Archive
October 3, 2012

Columbia Spectator Launches Digital Archive

The Columbia Spectator launches the first phase of its digital archive. The joint project between Spectator and Columbia University Libraries seeks to digitize every Spectator issue produced from 1877 until today.

California Establishes Open Source Textbook Library for Students
October 3, 2012

California Establishes Open Source Textbook Library for Students

Two bills approved by the California State Senate will create 50 free or low-cost digital textbooks and an open source digital textbook library for college students.

IMLS Awards $250,000 to the DPLA for Digital Hubs Pilot Program
September 13, 2012

IMLS Awards $250,000 to the DPLA for Digital Hubs Pilot Program

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today a $250,000 grant to support the development of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and its Digital Hubs Pilot Program.

DPLA Announces Inaugural Board of Directors
September 11, 2012

DPLA Announces Inaugural Board of Directors

The DPLA Steering Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of five members to the inaugural DPLA Board of Directors.

Evolution of Early Modern Collections at Harvard Library
August 13, 2012

Evolution of Early Modern Collections at Harvard Library

Using data from publicly accessible DPLA APIs for over 12 million Harvard library records, metaLAB designer Travis Bost created an animation that charts the evolution of early modern works at Harvard by their place of publication from 1400-1500.

DPLA Releases RFP for Front-End Design and Development
August 6, 2012

DPLA Releases RFP for Front-End Design and Development

Proposals due August 20, 2012

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Secretariat is delighted to release a request for proposals (RFP) for the design and development of a prototype front end portal for the DPLA.

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