Join us for January events!

By Kathleen Williams, January 5, 2022.

We invite you to attend our first Open Board + Community meeting of 2022 this coming Monday, January 10, at 2 pm ET. In addition to an update from DPLA, the meeting will feature a conversation with library and education leaders about the future of digital access. Speakers will include:

Jean-Claude Brizard, President and CEO of Digital Promise

Alan Inouye, Senior Director of Public Policy and Government Relations for ALA

Michele Kimpton, Senior Global Director of The Palace Project

Greg Lucas, California State Librarian

Felton Thomas, Executive Director and CEO, Cleveland Public Library

Please RSVP here.

On Wednesday, January 19, at 1 pm ET, we’re partnering with COSLA and ReadersFirst for the first in a series of webinars, Collaborating for Access: Licensing Models that Benefit Readers, Libraries + Publishers. Speakers will include:

Michael Blackwell, Director, St. Mary’s County Library and ReadersFirst

Mallori Bontrager, Digital Services Manager, Independent Publishers Group

Micah May, Director of Ebook Services, DPLA

Charles A. Sherrill, Tennessee State Librarian and Archivist

Adam Silverman, Senior Director, Digital Business Development, HarperCollins Publishers

Kelvin Watson, Executive Director, Las Vegas – Clark County Library District, DPLA board member

Please RSVP here.

Pan Am Aviation Portal Launch Event

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 2 pm ET

Duke University, HistoryMiami Museum, University of Miami Libraries, and DPLA were awarded a “Digitizing Hidden Collections” grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to digitize some of their holdings of Pan American World Airways. The project culminated in the creation of the first-ever commercial aviation portal in DPLA. The grant partners are excited to announce the completion of this project and would like to invite you all to our presentation, portal tour, and panel discussion to be held on January 26 from 3:00-4:30 pm ET. Guest speakers Julia Cooke, author of Come Fly the World and John Luetich from the Pan Am Museum, will also participate in our presentation outlining the need for this critical resource among aviation scholars and researchers.

Please RSVP here.