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Digital Public Library of America Celebrates Its First Birthday with the Arrival of Six New Partners, Over 7 Million Items, and a Growing Community

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Digital Public Library of America (, a groundbreaking all-digital library that brings together millions of items from America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. In celebration, DPLA is proud to announce the addition of five major new partners and other significant milestones that attest to the tremendous momentum the project has as it enters its second year.

April 17, 2014

Let’s Keep the Momentum Going

It’s hard to believe that a year has already gone by since our launch last April. It’s been a whirlwind here in the Boston headquarters of DPLA, and across DPLA’s ever-expanding national network of libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage sites. The surging numbers in our collection—6.7 million items from over 1300 contributing institutions, up from 2.4 million and 500 a year ago—attest to the tremendous momentum we’ve achieved.

April 17, 2014

Job Opportunity: Business Development Director

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) seeks a Business Development Director to help our organization achieve sustainability through the assessment of potential revenue models and the execution of one or more of those models. Applications are due by May 5, 2014.

April 8, 2014

DPLA Accounts: Save and Share

The DPLA has so many unique features that make searching its records easy, intuitive, and useful. Among them is a feature that lets you create your own DPLA account—here’s how you can and what you can do with it.

April 2, 2014

DPLA Announces $594,000 in New Funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Research and Pursue Sustainability Model

BOSTON — The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today $594,000 in new funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to research potential sustainability models and to pursue the most promising option (or options). This two-year grant will allow DPLA to expand its staff to target opportunities for further development and revenue, without compromising its mission of open access to the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums.

March 31, 2014

Apply for Our 2nd Class of Community Reps

We got such a terrific response to our first call for applications for the DPLA Community Reps program that we’ve decided to do it again! Today, we’ve opened applications for a second class of Reps that will close April 30.

March 24, 2014

And we’re off! DPLA Tumblr up and running

As our current users know, the depth of the riches in the DPLA sees no bounds. So, today we’re launching to bring these riches to new audiences on tumblr.

February 11, 2014

Location, Location, Location

Although we’re a digital project, we obviously consist of human beings with a distinctly non-virtual existence, and we are very lucky to have a daily presence in the first municipal public library in America, the Boston Public Library.

January 8, 2014

Introducing Our First Class of DPLA Community Reps

We are so pleased to announce our first class of DPLA Community Reps–volunteers who engage their local communities by leading DPLA outreach activities. We received an overwhelming response to our call for applicants and were able to admit 100 people into the the first class.

January 7, 2014

Press: “Digital Public Library of America: Young but Well Connected”

On December 9, the DPLA was featured in the Technology section of the Chronicle of Higher Education. The article — “Digital Public Library of America: Young but Well Connected” by Jennifer Howard — provides an excellent insight into our Digital Hubs program and its positive effect on local institutions.

December 9, 2013

New DPLA Job Opportunities: Technology Specialists

We’re super excited to share that we’re seeking two Technology Specialists to work with Mark on the DPLA’s technical development. These two new staff members will join our growing team and will work to further DPLA’s mission to bring together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and make them freely available to all.

November 26, 2013

Meet the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center

The DPLA model revolves around collaborating with many partners who contribute content and metadata to the DPLA—and, as a result, users, libraries and public institutions across the country. The DPLA is continually adding new service partners and extending our reach in establishing a fully representative, national network. This past October, the DPLA welcomed the North Carolina Digital Heritage Network (NCDHN) into its community of partners and users—adding more than 123,000 items into our collection.

November 15, 2013