The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is proud to launch the DPLA Exchange, a pilot program to test a new model for a library-owned and library-centered ebook marketplace for popular ebooks, together with openly-licensed ebooks.
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This October, all GIF-makers, history nuts, cultural heritage enthusiasts and lovers of the internet are invited to take part in the fourth annual GIF IT UP competition.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is excited to announce the publication of twenty new Primary Source Sets. These sets explore new topics in US history, literature, arts, world history, and science and technology and provide rich new primary sources from libraries, archives, and museums across the country that are classroom-ready for students and educators alike.
The next DPLA Board of Directors call is scheduled for Friday, September 15 at 3:00 PM Eastern. This call is open to the public, except where noted.
The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Mauricio Giraldo has joined its growing staff as DPLA as Principal Interaction Designer.
We are excited to welcome our newest hub to DPLA! The collections of the Big Sky Country Digital Network are now available to explore in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The new Montana Service Hub represents a collaborative effort between the Montana State Library (MSL), the Montana Historical Society (MHS), the University of Montana (UM), and Montana State University (MSU). Together, these organizations have made thousands of new resources accessible via DPLA. As with all Service Hubs, Big Sky Digital Network brings its own unique, local history that allows DPLA represent the diversity of experiences across the country and collections that contribute to our common heritage.
The DPLA is launching an open-source tool for fast, large-scale data harvests from OAI repositories. The tool uses a Spark distributed processing engine to speed up and scale up the harvesting operation, and to perform complex analysis of the harvested data. It is helping us improve our internal workflows and provide better service to our hubs. The Spark OAI Harvester is freely available and we hope that others working with interoperable cultural heritage or science data will find uses for it in their own projects.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) seeks an Executive Director for a unique opportunity to nurture and expand the nation’s first freely accessible on-line digital library.
On September 1, 2017, DPLA will launch the Hub Network Membership program. This program will create a closer, more formal collaboration between DPLA and the members of the Hub Network to achieve our common goals and is an essential step in providing a structure and framework to give Hubs a voice in the direction of […]
We wish to thank Robert Darnton and Luis Herrera for their enthusiastic support and steadfast guidance as members of DPLA’s Board of Directors, and give a warm welcome to new members Brian Bannon and Chris Bourg, who will begin their first term this summer.
Our collections and our partner network are growing! The collections of our newest hub, Digital Maryland, are now searchable in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) alongside millions of resources from partners across the country. Through the efforts of Digital Maryland and USMAI, over 83,000 new resources from public libraries, museums, historical societies, and college libraries are now available via DPLA.
The next DPLA Board of Directors call is scheduled for Thursday, June 15 at 3:00 PM Eastern. Agenda and dial-in information is included below. This call is open to the public, except where noted. Agenda [Public] Welcome and Introduction of Board Members and Michele Kimpton, Interim Executive Director – Board Chair, Amy Ryan [Public] Updates […]
As part of DPLA’s ongoing transition to a new executive director, the Board of Directors has named Michele Kimpton the interim executive director until a new executive director is hired.
At DPLAfest this past April, the DPLA Board of Directors approved a plan to move forward with an ebook pilot aimed at improving access to a broad selection of open and licensed ebooks through market-based methods.
We are extremely excited to introduce and officially welcome our fifth class of DPLA Community Reps! Community Reps are a network of volunteers across the country who help connect DPLA with their communities through outreach, both in person and online.
We are pleased to announce the publication of our newest exhibition, American Empire, curated by DPLA intern and Brown University Public Humanities MA candidate Andrea Ledesma. American Empire offers a dynamic exploration of the Age of American Imperialism between the Spanish-American War and the mid-twentieth century. Through the examination of the culture, administration, and development of American colonialism in Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Hawaii, the exhibition explores the rise and fall of the American empire and its legacies.
This guest post was submitted by DPLAfest Travel Awardee Nicole Umayam.
Thanks to Dan’s leadership, DPLA’s team is solid and prepared to ensure a successful transition given Dan’s departure on June 1. In light of DPLA’s upcoming change in leadership, the DPLA Board of Directors is embracing the challenge of taking stock as to our progress to date, along with thinking about our hopes and dreams and the selection process for a new Executive Director is now underway.
This guest post was submitted by DPLAfest Travel Awardee Valerie Hawkins. Follow Valerie on Twitter at @LibrariesVal.
This guest post about DPLAfest 2017 was submitted by Travel Awardee Tommy Bui.