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DPLAfest 2016: Post-Fest Wrap Up

Whether you missed the fest, participated from afar, or are just hoping to revisit some of the great ideas shared during the conference, look no further! This post is your guide to the news, notes, media, and other materials associated with the DPLAfest 2016.

DPLA Celebrates Continued Growth and Major New Initiatives at DPLAfest 2016

At the start of DPLAfest 2016 in Washington, DC, the Digital Public Library of America announced significant growth and important new directions. This year’s DPLAfest, the third of its kind, is bringing together more than 450 people from DPLA’s expanding community to discuss a range of topics related to DPLA, its network of partners, digital libraries, education, and much more. DPLAfest 2016 is co-hosted by the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Announcing the launch of RightsStatements.org

The Digital Public Library of America and Europeana are proud to announce the launch of RightsStatements.org, developed in partnership with Creative Commons, Kennisland and key stakeholders of the DPLA and Europeana networks. RightsStatements.org is a collaborative approach to rights statements that can be used to communicate the copyright status of cultural objects.

100 Primary Source Sets for Education Now Available

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is very pleased to announce the release of its third group of Primary Source Sets about topics in US history, literature, and culture, along with new features for navigating our growing project.

Job Opportunity: DPLA Network Manager

The Digital Public Library of America has an opening for the job of DPLA Network Manager, a position that will play a critical role in helping to grow, document and coordinate activities for the network of Content and Service Hubs.

Curation Corps 2016: Help Us Continue Growing Open eBooks

Two weeks ago we were thrilled to join The New York Public Library, First Book, and Baker & Taylor in announcing the launch of Open eBooks, an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for children from low-income households. You may be wondering: what was DPLA’s role in all of this?

DPLA Board Call: Tuesday, March 15, 3:00 PM Eastern

The next DPLA Board of Directors call is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15 at 3:00 PM Eastern. Agenda and dial-in information is included below. This call is open to the public, except where noted.

Apply Now! Digital Library Federation grants to attend DPLAfest 2016

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) and Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) are excited to partner once again in offering DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grants to three DLF community members to attend DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15 in Washington, DC).

Open eBooks Opens World of Digital Reading to Children

February 23, 2016 – Open eBooks, a new initiative and e-reader app that will make thousands of popular, top-selling eBooks available to children in need for free, is launching today. First Lady Michelle Obama is releasing a video today raising awareness of the new opportunity for children. The initiative is designed to address the challenge of providing digital reading materials to children living in low-income households, and offers unprecedented access to quality digital content, including a catalog of eBooks valued at more than $250 million.

DPLAfest 2016 Agenda Now Available

The agenda for DPLAfest 2016 is now available! Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more.

Color Our Collections!

Join the adult coloring craze and put your colorful spin on these illustrations from our collection.

Apply to our 4th Class of Community Reps

We’re thrilled to announce today our fourth call for applications for the DPLA Community Reps program! The application for this fourth class of Reps will close on Friday, February 19, 2016.

New Primary Source Sets for Education Published

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is very pleased to announce the release of its second group of Primary Source Sets about topics in US history, literature, and culture, along with new features for navigating our growing project.

Digital Public Library of America and Pop Up Archive partner to make audiovisual collections across the U.S. searchable

The Digital Public Library of America is partnering with Pop Up Archive to offer discounted services to the DPLA network. DPLA Hubs and their partners will be able to take advantage of this discounted rate to make it possible for anyone to search and pinpoint exact search terms and phrases within audiovisual collections.

DPLA Welcomes Michelle Bickert

We are happy to announce Michelle Bickert as DPLA’s eBook program manager and the newest member of DPLA’s growing staff.

DPLA Announces Knight Foundation Grant to Research Potential Integration of Newspaper Content

The Digital Public Library of America has been awarded $150,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to research the potential integration of newspaper content into the DPLA platform.

DPLA Announces Appointment of Sarah Burnes to Board of Directors

The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce the appoint of Sarah Burnes to its Board of Directors. Burnes is an agent for The Gernert Company, a prominent literary agency located in New York City.

Job Opportunity: Engagement & Use Coordinator

The Digital Public Library of America seeks an Engagement & Use Coordinator to help DPLA reach multiple audiences, and to make better and wider use of its large and growing open collection. This is a full-time position at DPLA’s headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.

Job Opportunity: Developer (Ingestion and Operations)

The Digital Public Library of America (http://dp.la/) seeks a full-time Developer to support the technical aspects of the organization’s operational needs. This position is directly involved in ensuring that DPLA’s ingestion process of harvesting, mapping, enriching, and indexing metadata we receive from our partners runs smoothly, reliably, and according to schedule. In addition, the position actively supports DevOps at DPLA, particularly in terms of developing and implementing tools and procedures to provision, administer, monitor, and maintain DPLA’s infrastructure and applications.

New Primary Source Sets for Education

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is very pleased to announce the release of its first group of Primary Source Sets about topics in US history, literature, and culture. These sets were developed and reviewed by a new Education Advisory Committee for use by students and teachers in grades 6-12 and higher education. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to additional resources, and a teaching guide. This project was generously funded by the Whiting Foundation.