October 24, 2014

Begins Today: A HathiTrust and DPLA Partnership

From the DPLA Blog: 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 Announces Inaugural Board of Directors

From a DPLA Announcement: The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Steering Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of five members to the inaugural DPLA Board of Directors. The inaugural Board will support the DPLA’s goal of creating and maintaining a free, open, and sustainable national digital library resource. The inaugural DPLA Board is […]

All Media and Materials from DPLA West Event Now Available Online

The two day event took place on April 26, 2012 (workstream meetings at SFPL) and public plenary April 27, 2012 (at Internet Archive). All materials are linked on the DPLA Blog. What’s Available: Meetings Notes Steering Committee Meeting Notes Video (Also Available on YouTube) Graphics Podcast Interviews Photos Direct to Complete Blog Post/Links to Materials

David Spadafora, President and Librarian of the Newberry in Chicago, Joining Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee

From an e-Mail Announcement by John Palfrey, DPLA Steering Committee Chairman: I am writing with the good news that David Spadafora, President and Librarian of the Newberry in Chicago, will be joining the Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is working to bring together representatives from the educational community, public and […]

New Issue of JISC Inform Features Interview with Harvard’s Robert Darnton About Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Issue 33 (Spring 2012) of JISC Inform was released earlier today. Direct to Complete Table of Contents Articles Include: Digital Public Library of America “Robert Darnton, director of the University Library at Harvard, explains his vision of the Digital Public Library of America” The article also includes links to video of Darnton’s JISC/SCONUL Lecture in […]

Interview: Martin Gomez (Formerly Director at LA Public) on "Creating the Public Library of the Future"

Martin Gomez spoke at the U. of Toronto last week and also chatted with Michael Posner from The Globe and Mail about the Digital Public Library of America. From the Interview: For several years, Martin Gomez has been actively promoting the Digital Public Library of America – a campaign to digitize inventories of cultural and […]

Harvard's John Palfrey Accepts a New Job But Will Continue to Chair Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee

John Palfrey has accepted a job to become the 15th Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. You can learn more about Palfrey and his new job here. In an email to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) mailing list, Palfrey and Doron Weber from the DPLA Steering Committee, let us know […]

Now Available: Video of Last Friday's Digital Public Library of America Plenary

The DPLAplenary event took place last Friday at the National Archives in DC. Here’s a direct link to the video. An agenda and speakers list are included on the web page.

Full Text of Remarks by Amanda French at DPLA Plenary Event in DC

Kudos Amanda! Definitely one of the highlights from today’s event. Direct to Full Text: “Aubade: The Soul and Body of a Library” Here’s a Small Portion of What of Amanda Had to Say: I think the DPLA must manifest itself as more than just a website. There must also be many largely hidden, quiet services, […]