DPLA receives $594,000 in new funding from Mellon Foundation

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

DPLA Announces $594,000 in New Funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Research and Pursue Sustainability Model BOSTON — The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today $594,000 in new funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to research potential sustainability models and to pursue the most promising option (or options). This two-year […]

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DPLAfest highlights

November 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

The DPLA just emailed out these links, summarizing events held last month. On October 24-25, we held our first DPLAfest—two days of vibrant discussions  and workshops that brought together hundreds of ibrarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers, technologists, publishers, authors, teachers, students and other participants from across the country. Since then we’ve published a short series […]

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DPLA receives major grant from anonymous donor

August 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

From a DPLA Press Release, August 1, 2013 Boston, MA — The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is extremely excited to announce that an anonymous donor has stepped forward to provide substantial support towards its efforts. The $447,000 grant will allow the DPLA to accelerate its work of bringing together America’s collections and providing […]

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HathiTrust partners with DPLA for discovery of public domain and open content

June 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ann Arbor, MI – The HathiTrust Digital Library will partner with the recently launched Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to expand discovery and use of HathiTrust’s public domain and other openly available content. DPLA provides an online portal to freely available digital material held by libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. By […]

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DPLA partners with David Rumsey Map Collection for metadata of 38,000 maps and images

April 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Digital Public Library of America Announces Partnership with David Rumsey Map Collection April 30, 2013 Cambridge, MA — The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce it is partnering with the David Rumsey Map Collection to provide online access to tens of thousands of significant historical maps and images. As part of the relationship, David Rumsey will […]

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National Archives to help launch first DPLA project

March 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

March 12, 2013 Washington, DC. . . Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today that the National Archives, as a leading content provider to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), will help launch its first pilot project. The DPLA is a large-scale, collaborative project across government, research institutions, museums, libraries and […]

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DPLA Appfest scheduled for November 8 – 9, 2012

October 4th, 2012 · Comments Off

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is delighted to announce our first Appfest, an informal, open call for both ideas and functional examples of creative and engaging ways to use the content and metadata in the DPLA back-end platform. The first Appfest will take place on November 8-9, 2012, at the Chattanooga Public Library […]

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