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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

DPLA teams up with Imgur for the Summer of Archives

We’re excited to announce that DPLA is officially teaming up with Imgur, the popular online photo-sharing platform, to launch an experiment in their gallery from now until August. We’re calling it the Summer of Archives. The idea is simple: throughout the summer we’re going to pull together some awesome collections of images and gifs using open materials found in DPLA.

June 2, 2014

[March 2014] Board of Directors Calls

The DPLA Board of Directors as well as its Governance Committee will each hold a conference call on Monday, March 10 at 3:00 PM Eastern and Wednesday, March 12 at 2:00 PM Eastern, respectively. The call is open to the public.

March 4, 2014

The City of Liberty and Liberated Data

I just returned from several days in Philadelphia where I attended the American Library Association Midwinter conference. About 7,000 folks attended Midwinter, but that’s nothing compared to ALA Annual, which typically brings upwards of 30,000 people together to think and talk about libraries, open access, privacy, maker spaces, technology, and information provision and consumption. Always fascinating, the Philly conference was no different.

January 30, 2014

Open Committee Call: Content Strategy, February 5, 2:00 PM Eastern

This is a reminder that our next open committee call will take place on Wednesday, February 5 at 2:00 PM Eastern. The Content Strategy Committee will lead a discussion on the possibilities, priorities, and opportunities of establishing a multimedia Content or Service Hub.

January 29, 2014

[DPLAfest Follow-up] Using games to collect metadata: Introducing Metadata Games

On January 22, 2014 Tiltfactor Laboratory launched Metadata Games: Mobile, a digital game platform for gathering useful data on image, audio, and moving image artifacts. Metadata Games seeks to increase access to humanities content while contributing to vital records, and further enables archivists, librarians, data scientists and a slew of other people to gather and analyze information for archives in powerful and innovative ways.

January 23, 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

[DPLAfest Workshop Summary] The Elephant in the Room: Copyright and New Ways Forward

In a workshop led by members of the DPLA Legal Committee, which includes Jason Schultz (NYU Law) and David Hansen (Berkeley Law & UNC Law), and in conjunction with Argyri Panezi (European Univ. Institute) and Meredith Jacob (American Univ., Washington College of Law), a full room of DPLA Fest 2013 workshop participants explored the broad range of copyright issues that affect the online availability of library collections.

November 14, 2013

DPLAfest 2013: Content

At this year’s DPLAfest opening reception on October 24, the three main elements of the DPLA model were re-iterated to the audience: that it is a portal, a platform, and a principle of open access for the public. These ideas were touched upon independently throughout the October 25 workshop series, as you can see in the conference live notes: it’s use as a portal in relationship to community outreach, or it’s use as a platform in emerging technological advances using our open access API, among other topics. However, these three DPLA missions really merged together in the discussions surrounding content.

November 8, 2013

DPLAfest 2013: Building Community

A major thread throughout DPLAfest was the focus on building our communities of partners and users—many of whom were present to both celebrate their involvement with the DPLA and learn new ways to expand on that relationship. There was also a hands-on component that helped interested organizations not yet part of the DPLA network become involved.

November 7, 2013

DPLAfest 2013: Technology

While our nearly 20 workshops at this year’s DPLAfest covered a wide range of topics (which you can recap using the conference live notes), a major theme in both presentations and discussions centered around using the DPLA’s API and metadata—specifically, how users can be involved in using that data, while also helping to clean it up in a way that is vetted and accurate. It was a subject that was interwoven into a variety of workshops throughout the day on October 25.

November 5, 2013