January 17, 2022

DPLA Welcomes 360,000 Unique Visitors and 1.5 Million API Calls Since It Launched on April 18th

Stats were shared by Dan Cohen, DPLA Executive Director, during a Board of Directors call earlier this week.

Notes From Call:

[Dan] Cohen provided an update on DPLA activity since the site launched on April 18. The DPLA has had over 360,000 unique visitors, 3 million page views, and over 1.5 million API calls. The response to the site has been overwhelmingly positive, he noted.

More News from Meeting Notes

  • “Cohen noted a positive response from the Gates Foundation regarding a potential grant.”
  • “Cohen highlighted the DPLA’s need of  technical funding in the near-term, as he would like to hire an in-house technical staff to manage the project’s technical development.”
  • “Following the launch, Cohen has found many institutions coming to him, allowing the  DPLA to expand its slate of partners in due time.”
  • DPLA has a meeting scheduled with HathiTrust

Complete Notes from the Call are Available Here (PDF)

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.