The Digital Public Library of America seeks a full-time Developer to support large-scale processing and analysis of descriptions of and usage data about open access materials from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States.
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Historypin wins Knight News Challenge award to gather, preserve, and measure the impact of public library-led history, storytelling, and local cultural heritage in rural US communities in partnership with Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and FamilySearch International, the largest genealogy organization in the world, have signed an agreement that will expand access to FamilySearch.org’s growing free digital historical book collection to DPLA’s broad audience of users including genealogists, researchers, family historians, students, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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).
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.
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.
Join the adult coloring craze and put your colorful spin on these illustrations from our collection.
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.
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.
We are happy to announce Michelle Bickert as DPLA’s eBook program manager and the newest member of DPLA’s growing staff.
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.
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.