The Digital Public Library of America is looking for excellent instructors in higher education to join its Education Advisory Committee for 2017-2018. A new grant from the Teagle Foundation funds the creation of a professional development curriculum and new set development for our Primary Source Sets project. We are currently recruiting a small group of enthusiastic educators in higher education to collaborate with our current team of K-12 and higher ed instructors on this project.
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The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Michele Kimpton will be joining its staff as Director of Business Development and Senior Strategist beginning March 1, 2017.
The DPLAfest 2017 program of sessions, workshops, lightning talks, and more is now available! Look for opportunities to engage with topics such as social justice and digital collections; public engagement; library technology and interoperability; metadata best practices; ebooks; and using digital collections in education and curation projects.
That’s right, folks — #ColorOurCollections is back for kids and grown-ups alike! On your next lunch break, free evening, or Saturday afternoon, try your hand at coloring cultural heritage collections from institutions across the country.
We are pleased to announce that the collections of the Michigan Service Hub are officially ‘live’ in DPLA and ready to explore! Accepted to the DPLA network in 2015, the Michigan Service Hub represents a collaborative effort between the Library of Michigan, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. As of this week, the Michigan Hub partners have made 42,000 new items discoverable in DPLA and plan to add more in the future.
The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to welcome Arielle Perry as our new Program Assistant.
The Digital Public Library of America is thrilled to announce that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded DPLA $1.5 million to greatly expand its efforts to provide broad access to widely read ebooks. The grant will support improved channels for public libraries to bolster their ebook collections, and for millions of readers nationwide to access those works easily.
The collections of the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub are officially live in DPLA and ready to explore. Our newest hub from Illinois represents a collaboration between the Illinois State Library, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Chicago Public Library, and, previously a Content Hub partner, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Digital Public Library of America is delighted to announce that it has received a generous $150,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to extend its work around curated sets of primary source materials for the classroom.
DPLA Executive Director Dan Cohen and board members Amy Ryan and Mary Minow traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden as she signed the agreement Tuesday. While there, Cohen, Ryan, and Minow were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at a selection of the maps that will soon be available to all alongside treasured historical resources from libraries, museums and historical societies across the country.
The Library of Congress today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Digital Public Library of America to become a Content Hub and will ultimately share a significant portion of its rich digital resources with DPLA’s database of digital content records.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) seeks a Business Development Director to implement and grow revenue opportunities for the organization. It is expected that the Business Development Director will forge extensive new partnerships and relationships to further expand DPLA’s visibility, impact, and financial resources to pursue its social mission.
The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Michael Della Bitta has been named Director of Technology.
The Digital Public Library of America seeks an energetic Program Assistant to help support activities across the organization. Duties include logistics, communication, and project support. This is an entry-level position that will serve an important role across the institution. At DPLA, we work as a team and all staff have the chance to make significant contributions and provide input into the organization’s efforts.
With Election Day just three weeks away, we are pleased to announce the publication of our newest exhibition, Battle on the Ballot: Political Outsiders in US Presidential Elections. In Battle on the Ballot, the DPLA curation team digs into the vast collections of our partner institutions to explore the ways in which the 2016 race resonates with the legacies of the outsiders who have come before.
GIF IT UP 2016 officially kicks off October 1! We are thrilled to be kicking off our third annual GIF IT UP contest and are already eager to see your great submissions. To get the ball rolling, here’s your one-stop guide to everything you need to get started.
It’s a new academic year and we are excited to be kicking it off with great educational projects underway, new additions to our team, and a brand new office suite at Boston Public Library (BPL) to officially serve as DPLA’s national headquarters.
The Digital Public Library of America seeks a Director of Technology to lead its staff of developers and technologists, and to further DPLA’s mission to bring together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and make them freely available to all.
Calling all gif makers, creatives, history nuts, animators, and more! GIF IT UP, the annual DPLA competition seeking innovative and endlessly looping uses of archival videos and images, returns on October 1.
The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Michael Della Bitta will be joining its growing staff as Developer for Data and Usage Analytics, beginning September 12, 2016.