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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 Annual in Orlando
June 21, 2016

Catch up with DPLA at ALA Annual in Orlando

The American Library Association’s Annual Conference kicks off later this week in Orlando, Florida and DPLA staffers are excited to hit the road, connect with a fantastic community of librarians and, now more than ever, show our support for the city of Orlando. Here’s your guide to when and where to catch up with DPLA’s staff and community members at ALA Annual.

Announcing the second class of the Ebooks Curation Corps
May 10, 2016

Announcing the second class of the Ebooks Curation Corps

We are very pleased to welcome and introduce six new members of the DPLA Curation Corps, a group of librarians and other information professionals from around the country who will continue to select and curate the books available in Open eBooks and provide guidance for DPLA’s ongoing work to help maximize access to our collections of ebooks and library ebooks overall.

Discussing ebooks at PLA 2016
April 21, 2016

Discussing ebooks at PLA 2016

Held at the Colorado Convention Center, the Public Library Association’s 2016 Conference empowered attendees with the tools to return to their library and “Make It Extraordinary.” As the Digital Public Library of America, DPLA is utilizing its national network of libraries and cultural heritage institutions to explore how it can help improve the state of library ebooks.

Curation Corps 2016: Help Us Continue Growing Open eBooks
March 9, 2016

Curation Corps 2016: Help Us Continue Growing Open eBooks

Two weeks ago we were thrilled to join The New York Public Library, First Book, and Baker & Taylor in announcing the launch of Open eBooks, an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for children from low-income households. You may be wondering: what was DPLA’s role in all of this?

Maximizing Access to eBooks
February 24, 2016

Maximizing Access to eBooks

Since our launch almost three years ago, the Digital Public Library of America has sought to maximize access to our shared culture. Thanks to our many library, archive, and museum partners, we’ve been able to share over 11 million items, including a wide range of artifacts, documents, artworks, photographs, audiovisual materials, and, of course, many books.

Open eBooks Opens World of Digital Reading to Children
February 24, 2016

Open eBooks Opens World of Digital Reading to Children

Major publishers contribute thousands of titles to benefit students in need

February 23, 2016 – Open eBooks, a new initiative and e-reader app that will make thousands of popular, top-selling eBooks available to children in need for free, is launching today. First Lady Michelle Obama is releasing a video today raising awareness of the new opportunity for children. The initiative is designed to address the challenge of providing digital reading materials to children living in low-income households, and offers unprecedented access to quality digital content, including a catalog of eBooks valued at more than $250 million.

New DPLA Job Opportunity: Ebook Project Manager
August 10, 2015

New DPLA Job Opportunity: Ebook Project Manager

Come work with us! We’re pleased to share an exciting new DPLA job opportunity, Ebook Project Manager. The deadline to apply is August 31. We encourage you to share this posting far and wide!

Open Call about DPLA and Ebooks: Wednesday, July 15, 2:00PM Eastern
July 14, 2015

Open Call about DPLA and Ebooks: Wednesday, July 15, 2:00PM Eastern

The DPLA will lead an open call on Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00 PM Eastern to discuss and field questions about the DPLA Open Ebooks Initiative.

The Digital Public Library of America Partners with President Obama to Provide Children with Greater Access to Ebooks
April 30, 2015

The Digital Public Library of America Partners with President Obama to Provide Children with Greater Access to Ebooks

Washington, DC—Today President Obama announced a major new program, with the Digital Public Library of America as a core partner, that will provide children from across the country with greater access to thousands of ebooks. The initiative will include ebooks from DPLA’s extensive collection of openly available content as well as contemporary titles from publishers, which are being generously donated as part of the effort and available for free to students from low-income families. The publisher commitments include $250 million in ebook donations. DPLA’s national network of librarians will help coordinate books for inclusion in the program, and to connect to children and libraries across America.

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