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Harvard Releases 12 Million Library Records
April 25, 2012

Harvard Releases 12 Million Library Records

The library has made nearly all of the catalog records from its 73 libraries available under a CC0 license

The Harvard Library has made 12 million library records available for programmatic access via the DPLA API.

April 2012 DPLA Update From John Palfrey
April 12, 2012

April 2012 DPLA Update From John Palfrey

In this video, John Palfrey gives a short update on the work currently underway within the DPLA effort and efforts yet to come.

The Rise of e-reading
April 9, 2012

The Rise of e-reading

One fifth of Americans have read an e-book within the last year; 88% of e-book readers also read printed books.

A look at the Pew Internet & American Life Project’s report on “The rise of e-reading.”

DPLA Hackathon Gives Developers First Look at DPLA Platform
April 6, 2012

DPLA Hackathon Gives Developers First Look at DPLA Platform

A Hackathon held both in Cambridge, MA and virtually encourages developers to explore the functionality of the prototype DPLA platform.

First steps in DPLA-Europeana virtual exhibition
March 26, 2012

First steps in DPLA-Europeana virtual exhibition

The DPLA and Europeana team up for a joint virtual exhibition on the migration of Europeans to and from the United States.

March 24, 2012

Digital Library Digest: March 24, 2012

This week’s DigLibDig covers Europeana-Pinterest collaboration, streamlining of the Elending process, a British Library’s digitization project, and the ‘life and miracles’ of Rumi.

March 23, 2012

What We Can Learn from DIY Libraries

DPLA research assistant Allie Morgan weighs in on the lessons DIY libraries hold for the DPLA.

DPLA research assistant Alessandra Morgan weighs in on the lessons DIY libraries hold for the DPLA.

March 19, 2012

Orphan Works: Mapping the Possible Solution Spaces

A new paper from the Berkeley Digital Copyright Project examines prominent approaches to the orphan works problem.

Building the Ultimate Summer Reading App
March 13, 2012

Building the Ultimate Summer Reading App

In this guest post, Audience and Participation workstream member Nate Hill discusses efforts to plan and build a summer reading app for the DPLA platform.

The Audience and Participation email list has been bustling with talk of constructing a summer reading app for the DPLA platform. Nate Hill proposed the idea in February 2012 and has been its chief advocate.

Interview: Nate Hill, Web Librarian
March 2, 2012

Interview: Nate Hill, Web Librarian

Nate Hill spoke with us last week via email about work done by the Audience & Participation workstream in advance of DPLA West, libraries as creative spaces, and his personal vision for the DPLA.

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