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Introduction to Upcoming DPLA + Ebooks Work
April 4, 2017

Introduction to Upcoming DPLA + Ebooks Work

We are exploring how DPLA may be able to broaden access for users by helping libraries move to an open service architecture. What does maximizing access to ebooks look like? Facilitating discovery of free, open content; unlocking previously gated content through new licensing and/or access models; and facilitating better purchasing options for libraries.

Back to School at DPLA
August 31, 2016

Back to School at DPLA

‘Tis Back-to-School season and here at DPLA, we are eager and excited to dive into another year of innovative teaching and learning with a great lineup of new resources to use in your classroom this year.

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.

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.