New DPLA browser search options
Thanks to the excellent work of DPLA Community Rep Shaun Akhtar (thanks, Shaun!), Firefox and Internet Explorer users can make use of a new OpenSearch plugin that will add the DPLA as one of your browser’s known search providers. Firefox users may also install it directly through the Mozilla Add-ons site. This is valuable because it gets you to DPLA content faster and more often.
There is also a new route for users of DuckDuckGo, a privacy-friendly search engine. DuckDuckGo’s “bang” (“!”) operators let you directly search particular sites – for example, the query “!w Jesse Owens” will directly search Wikipedia for “Jesse Owens”. A new operator has been registered for DPLA, “!dpla”, and you can try it out in DuckDuckGo with “!dpla Jesse Owens” or “!dpla [the query of your choice]”.
To check out Shaun on GitHub, click here.
To learn more about how you can develop using DPLA’s open API or data sets, check out our Developers section.