January 17, 2022

Digital Public Library of America Partners With iFactory to Design/Develop Prototype of DPLA Front End Web

From DPLA:

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

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.