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Historypin wins Knight News Challenge award for “Our Story” project in partnership with DPLA
June 23, 2016

Historypin wins Knight News Challenge award for “Our Story” project in partnership with DPLA

Historypin wins Knight News Challenge award to gather, preserve, and measure the impact of public library-led history, storytelling, and local cultural heritage in rural US communities in partnership with Digital Public Library of America

The mob that feeds
November 24, 2014

The mob that feeds

Tom Blake is the Digital Projects Manager at the Boston Public Library. His team is responsible for the creation of beautiful and sustainable digital objects that are created from institutions across the state of Massachusetts. These objects are managed and disseminated through Digital Commonwealth (digitalcommonwealth.org), the statewide repository system that was one of the first DPLA Service Hubs. They currently contribute almost 125,000 records to DPLA and are working with over 200 partners from 105 of the 351 municipalities in the Commonwealth.

The Digital Commonwealth’s “metadata mob” is a fun and creative type of mob — less roughneck and more spontaneous dance routine. Except, instead of wildly cavorting to Do-Re-Mi in train stations, they cut-and-paste, transcribe, script, spell check, authorize, regularize, refine, edit, and enhance.

Report from the Public Library Partnerships Project Workshops
July 31, 2014

Report from the Public Library Partnerships Project Workshops

In April 2014, after research and planning, the Public Library Partnerships Project team started to convene one-day workshops for public librarians interested in digitization. Each hub—Digital Commonwealth, Digital Library of Georgia, Minnesota Digital Library, and Mountain West Digital Library—gave a workshop in the spring. We then met as group to discuss the curriculum and make necessary changes for the later workshops. We also relied on feedback from participants in the first workshops and the survey and informal feedback they had offered about their experiences. Since that meeting, we’ve continue to give workshops: so far eight more with an additional five scheduled through the end of September.

Meet a Community Rep: Dustin Fife
March 28, 2014

Meet a Community Rep: Dustin Fife

This is the first guest post in our Community Reps series which explores individual community reps and the work they are doing with DPLA.

Utah public library director and community rep Dustin Fife explains why he reps DPLA and what he’s working on.

Partnering with Public Libraries
February 14, 2014

Partnering with Public Libraries

With generous funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the DPLA is working on the Public Library Partnerships Project, in collaboration with Service Hubs and their local public libraries, that offers digital skills training to public librarians. Project manager Franky Abbott gives an update on current project work and future goals.