The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will be partnering with Boston, MA-based interactive agency iFactory to design and develop a prototype front end portal, the companies announced today.
iFactory will create a website that will facilitate the creative discovery, sharing, and use of multimedia library materials among the general public. This prototype website, built on top of the DPLA API currently under development, will serve as a gesture toward the possibilities for a future, fully built-out DPLA.
“We are delighted to be working with iFactory to build a front end for the DPLA,” said Maura Marx, Director of the DPLA Secretariat. “We were impressed with their response to our request for proposals and by their plans for the prototype.”
Emily Gore, DPLA Director for Content, said, “We look forward to working with iFactory to make the rich, unique content held by the hubs accessible to all and to develop a framework and design that allows for increased content access and discovery.”
Examples of iFactory Web Site Development Work
- University Press Scholarship Online
- Oxford Dictionaries including Oxford English Dictionary Online
- De Gruyter Online
- Redesigned Northeastern University Libraries Website
- Berg Fashion Library
- Harvard Business School
- Harvard Business School Faculty and Research
- Yale SEAS (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences)
- IMF eLibrary