DPLA Press Roundup: May 31, 2013

Posted by Kenny Whitebloom in May 31, 2013.

Published under:

Digital Public Library of America | Screencast tour

“Here’s a closer look at the recently launched Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), its features, and ‘how it works, both good and bad,’ according to Linda W. Braun. A library consultant and educator, Braun created a screencast tour (below) of the highly anticipated project.”

From Kathy Ishizuka’s post on the Digital Shift, Digital Public Library of America | Screencast tour

Digital Public Library of America | screencast tour from School Library Journal on Vimeo.

Improvements to the usability of software collections will unlock the potential of open digital archives

“The recent launch of the Digital Public Library of America and the Internet Archive’s release of a vast collection of historical software once more shows that the quest for Open Access to scientific publications is just one side of the story of scholarly digital publishing. Especially in the humanities the findability or even accessibility of historical resources on the Internet is considered to be of great importance. Even if their scope is not limited to scholars the DPLA and its European pendant Europeana as well as the Internet Archive provide invaluable resources for researchers all over the planet.”

From Marcus Burkhardt’s post on the London School of Economics and Political Science Blog, Improvements to the usability of software collections will unlock the potential of open digital archives

Digital Public Library of America Offers Free Access to Millions of Digital Resources

“The Digital Public Library of America offers access to millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, and moving images from hundreds of libraries, archives, museums, and other ‘knowledge institutions’ across the country. Access to the site is free. A free account is required to save searches for future retrieval.”

From the post on Internet for Lawyers, Digital Public Library of America Offers Free Access to Millions of Digital Resources