Exciting news. Wonderful to learn that DPLA is holding this event since the launch event was canceled due to the Boston Marathon bombings.
DPLA says more details are forthcoming but here’s what they shared today.
On October 24-25, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will bring together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, teachers and students, and many others to Boston, MA to celebrate the DPLA’s successful April 2013 launch, its recent milestones, and its future at the first annual DPLAfest.
DPLAfest 2013 – a two-day series of events free and open to the public — will include a reception at the Boston Public Library on the evening of Thursday, October 24 (the reception had been originally planned for April 18, 2013, but was postponed in light of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings on April 15). On Friday, October 25, participants will gather at area institutions for a full day of workshops, hackathons, discussions, and other hands-on activities.