November 28, 2020

Europeana and DPLA Will Collaborate to Offer Virtual Exhibition On Migration From Old World to New World

Europeana and DPLA Announce

  • Virtual Exhibition on Migration from Old World to New World
  • Letters, photographs, and other records.
  • Opportunities for users to share stories and materials.

No time was provided as to when the exhibition will become available.

UPDATE: Digital Public Library of America and Europeana Announce Collaboration (Official Announcement)

From the Announcement:

Another outcome of this collaboration will be a virtual exhibition about the migration of Europeans to America. The DPLA and Europeana will demonstrate the potential of their combined collections by digitizing and making freely available material about the journey from the Old World to the New. This pilot project will include text and images about the experience of the uprooted as they abandoned their homes to seek a new life thousands of miles across a treacherous ocean. Letters, photographs, and official records open up unfamiliar views into the harsh world inhabited by Europeans from the shtetl communities of Russia to the peasant villages of Ireland. And equally vivid testimonies illustrate the culture shock and hard lot of the immigrants after their arrival. Everyone in the United States, including Amerindians, descends from immigrants, and nearly everyone in Europe has some connection with migration, either within Europe itself or across the ocean. All will be invited to stroll digitally through this rich exhibition.

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A Statement of Common Principles: DPLA-Europeana
The Digital Public Library of America and Europeana share a common goal: to make the riches of libraries, museums, and archives available, free of charge, to everyone in the world. They will be guided in this mission by the following principles.

  • They will make their systems and data interoperable to the greatest possible extent.
  • They will promote open access to the greatest possible extent through joint existing and new policies concerning content, data, and metadata.
  • They will collaborate regularly in developing specific aspects of their systems, beginning with: an interoperable data model a shared source code cooperative collection building.
About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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