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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.

October 21, 2015

DPLA at ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco, June 25-30

The American Library Association’s (ALA) annual conference is right around the corner, so we here at the DPLA have pulled together a nifty little schedule of talks, panels, and presentations that feature members of our staff, Board, Committees, and Hubs. Sessions involving DPLA staff are marked [S], while sessions involving Board, Committee, or Hub members are marked with [A], for ‘affiliate’.

June 22, 2015

Announcing our third class of DPLA Community Reps

We’re extremely excited to announce our third class of DPLA Community Reps–volunteers who engage their local communities by leading DPLA outreach activities. We were thrilled with the response to our third call for applicants, and we’re pleased to now add another roster of nearly 100 new Community Reps to our outstanding first and second classes, bringing the total number of Reps to just over 200.

February 24, 2015

Summer of Archives: Gorgeous historical book covers

Who doesn’t love a beautiful book cover? Our latest installment in the Summer of Archives series contains a smattering of stunning 19th and 20th-century book covers designed by the likes of Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944) and Will Bradley (1868–1962), among others. All images courtesy University of North Carolina at Greensboro, via the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and DPLA.

August 26, 2014

Summer of Archives: Forever Loops

The Summer of Archives is back with more archival finds from DPLA. This week we’re featuring short animated GIFs that seem to seamlessly loop forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever. All of the moving images used for this post are courtesy the National Archives and Records Administration, via DPLA.

July 28, 2014

Summer of Archives: Firing on enemy lines in 16 steps (1918)

The Summer of Archives is back this week with another installment of awesome archival finds from the wide world of DPLA. This week we’re featuring rare footage of US military operations in France during World War I. The 16 GIFs in this installment depict crews of US Naval Railway Batteries preparing and firing artillery rounds deep into German military operations in Verdun, France in 1918.

July 16, 2014

DPLA and Imgur publish second post in its Summer of Archives series

The Summer of Archives is back! This week, we bring you a collection of colorful summertime postcards from mid-century America. These vintage linen color postcards, printed by Tichnor Brothers Inc. (Boston) and held at the Boston Public Library, are perfect little glimpses into America’s favorite summertime locales circa 1930-1945.

June 16, 2014

A Trip to the Nantucket Historical Association

Last month I had the pleasure of traveling to the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) in Nantucket, Massachusetts for an archival site visit with the good folks from the Boston Public Library’s (BPL) digital services department and the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center. We were there to meet with NHA staff and survey the 120 year-old island historical association’s collection of historical maps…

April 2, 2014

10 awesome videos from DPLA’s collections

While most DPLA users are familiar with the millions of images and texts in our collections, most may not be aware that we also have a growing assortment of some 15,000+ video records. These videos cover a tremendous range of subjects, from WWII-era public service documentaries to contemporary interviews with well-known musicians.

March 14, 2014

DPLA at ALA Midwinter 2014, January 23-29 in Philadelphia

The American Library Association’s (ALA) annual Midwinter conference is right around the corner, so we here at the DPLA have pulled together a nifty little schedule of talks, panels, and presentations that feature members our staff, Board, and Committees.

January 21, 2014

DPLA Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered

The DPLA was featured recently on NPR’s All Things Considered as part of a series on public libraries in the US, “Keys To The Whole World: American Public Libraries.”

August 19, 2013

DPLA Welcomes Serendip-o-matic to the App Library

After five days and nights of intense collaboration, the One Week | One Tool digital humanities team has unveiled its web application: Serendip-o-matic <>. Unlike conventional search tools, this “serendipity engine” takes in any text, such as an article, song lyrics, or a bibliography. It then extracts key terms, delivering similar results from the vast […]

August 2, 2013

American History at Your Fingertips

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.

July 10, 2013

DPLA Meet and Greet @ ALA 2013 (Photos)

On Sunday, June 30, DPLA Executive Director Dan Cohen, Director for Content Emily Gore, Assistant Director for Content Amy Rudersdorf, and Project Coordinator Kenny Whitebloom met with a number of folks from participating DPLA institutions, as well as members of the public interested in the DPLA’s work.

July 1, 2013

DPLA at ALA Annual 2013

For those of you attending the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL later this week, we’ve devised a handy DPLA @ ALA scheduler so you can catch all of the latest from the DPLA and DPLA staff members.

June 27, 2013