The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), which administers the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), the DPLA Service Hub in New York, is seeking an experienced manager to coordinate and manage its hub-related activities.
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A November 2013 post from Dan Cohen’s personal blog.
We thought the DPLA community might be interested in a few stats we’ve gathered about our partners and their collections at the six-month mark. We’re still building, growing, and testing, but the numbers give some insight into where we’re content-rich and where we might consider focusing our development efforts.
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.
In a workshop led by members of the DPLA Legal Committee, which includes Jason Schultz (NYU Law) and David Hansen (Berkeley Law & UNC Law), and in conjunction with Argyri Panezi (European Univ. Institute) and Meredith Jacob (American Univ., Washington College of Law), a full room of DPLA Fest 2013 workshop participants explored the broad range of copyright issues that affect the online availability of library collections.
At this year’s DPLAfest opening reception on October 24, the three main elements of the DPLA model were re-iterated to the audience: that it is a portal, a platform, and a principle of open access for the public. These ideas were touched upon independently throughout the October 25 workshop series, as you can see in the conference live notes: it’s use as a portal in relationship to community outreach, or it’s use as a platform in emerging technological advances using our open access API, among other topics. However, these three DPLA missions really merged together in the discussions surrounding content.
Digital Public Library of America Announces Million-Dollar Grant to Train Public Librarians in Digital Technologies
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today that it has received a $990,195 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build upon its network of library professionals and organizations to pilot a national-scale training system for public librarians.
The Digital Public Library of America announced the addition of three new Service Hubs today at a reception celebrating the April 2013 launch of the DPLA and the start of DPLAfest, a two-day series of events free and open to the public taking place in Boston on October 24-25, 2013.
We’re excited to share that 1.7 million metadata records associated with almost 3.5 million of HathiTrust’s freely available books, journals, government documents, and more are now accessible on dp.la and through the DPLA application programming interface (API).
The University of Southern California Libraries have become the first library in California to partner with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) as a content hub.
The University of Minnesota Library, which houses the Minnesota Digital Library, one of the DPLA’s six service hubs, recently released a fabulous video detailing their involvement in the DPLA.
The HathiTrust Digital Library will partner with the recently launched Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to expand discovery and use of HathiTrust’s public domain and other openly available content.
This week’s digest spotlights a discussion among architects and librarians about the role of libraries in a digital world, a Pew Research Center report on the relationship among parents, children, libraries, and reading, the digitization of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s handwritten ledger, Purdue University’s newly launched Data Curation Profiles Directory, and a video of Robert Darnton and John Palfrey discussing copyright laws and libraries at Harvard Law School.
The DPLA is pleased to announce it is partnering with the David Rumsey Map Collection to provide online access to tens of thousands of significant historical maps and imagines.
This week’s digest covers the new U.S. National Archives website called “The Digital Vaults,” a speech from the House Judiciary Committee concerning a review of the U.S. copyright law, Simon & Schuster’s library ebook pilot, the Library of Congress’s special Grammy Award, and New York City’s protests against the sale of libraries.
Doron Weber, Vice President, Programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and member of the DPLA Advisory Committee, penned a guest post celebrating the DPLA launch.