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At DPLA, ebook services are core to our commitment to a library-led digital future. And as we head to Nashville for PLA2020 this week, our ebooks team has been hard at work growing our ebooks offering, collaborating with state and public libraries on the adoption of Library Simplified and building new strategic partnerships. We’re excited […]
Knight Foundation invests in Digital Public Library of America to help nation’s public libraries serve communities with technology
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced a $750,000 investment in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to create a national cohort of public library leaders and technologists. The group will work together to help advance libraries’ use of digital technologies.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the release of a new ebook, The Impeachment Papers, a compendium of 38 documents related to the impeachment of Donald J. Trump.
We’re headed to Philadelphia next week for ALA Midwinter! We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, January 25th at 3pm for our “DPLA: What’s New for 2020” presentation in Room 201 ABC. You’ll hear from our executive director John Bracken, as well as director of ebooks Micah May on all the latest news on our […]
We hope you can join us on Tuesday, January 14th at 1:30pm ET for our first open board meeting of the year.
The Digital Public Library of America has partnered with BiblioLabs to offer libraries the ability to license a growing collection of more than 16,000 ebooks, including independent author collections and titles from a number of major publishers, using a simultaneous multi-use model that allows an unlimited number of patrons to borrow books at the same time.
Sloan-Supported Collaboration to make Digital Public Library of America Cultural Artifacts more accessible on Wikipedia
This is one of two Digital Public Library of America collaborations involving Wikipedia announced this month. In an effort to make artifacts from cultural heritage institutions more accessible to all, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the national aggregator of digital heritage collections, and the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia and other free […]
Artifacts from DPLA’s Black Women and the Suffrage Movement collection will be the first added to Wikimedia projects. In an effort to make artifacts from cultural heritage institutions more accessible to all, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the national aggregator of digital heritage collections, and the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia and other […]
New DPLA project powered by Pivotal Ventures will highlight the role of Black women in the suffrage movement
When we think about the women’s suffrage movement in the U.S., white suffragists like Susan B. Anthony typically come to mind. But there were Black suffragists too – women who, in addition to fighting for gender equality during this monumental moment in history, were also fighting for racial equality. Black women played an important role […]
The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce the addition of Shaneé Yvette Murrain as our new community manager.
Digital Public Library of America Appoints Three Nationally-Recognized Library Leaders to Board; Elects Denise Stephens as Chair
The Digital Public Library of America today announced the appointment of three nationally-recognized library leaders to its board of directors, along with a newly appointed board chair.
Digital Library of Tennessee has a new search and discovery interface providing a single point of access for Tennessee’s digital materials.
Today we are proud to be releasing a better ebook version of the Mueller report with improvements including links to more than 750 of the original documents referenced in footnotes and format enhancements to make the document more accessible to those with text impairments.
We are pleased to share our new strategy, which positions DPLA to build on its founding principles and core work, broaden its impact, and adapt to our partners’ evolving needs in the Digital Age.
Digital Public Library of America receives $622,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Expand Access to Nation’s Digital Collections
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce a new $622,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support strengthening and expanding its national cultural heritage network and platform.
We can’t wait to see you at ALA Annual 2019 in Washington, DC! We’ll be unveiling our new strategy, announcing new projects, and presenting alongside partners on expanding access to digital content.
We are pleased to announce a partnership with BiblioBoard’s Indie Author Project, through which a collection of over thirty independently-published books are freely available for anyone to download and read now in the SimplyE app.
We are pleased to welcome Vermont’s Green Mountain Digital Archive as the newest DPLA Service Hub. Green Mountain Digital Archive’s 57,000 items include local and regional history alongside materials that are national and global in scope.
The Mueller Report is now freely available in ebook format to read on your phone or tablet from DPLA’s website and the Open Bookshelf collection.