DPLA and Imgur Partner For Experimental “Summer of Archives” Project
We’re ridiculously excited to announce that Imgur is officially teaming up with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to launch an experiment in our gallery from now until August. We’re calling it the Summer of Archives.
The idea of the Summer of Archives is simple: Historical stuff makes the front page all the time.
As part of the Summer of Archives, DPLA will be digging deep into its archives to post OC gems from its massive collection of content into the gallery. In addition to these posts, there’ll also be chances for the Imgurian community to get involved, and to Q&A with historians and other folks participating with us.
The very first installment — collecting 10 GIFs from historical WW2 footage — is in the gallery right now: http://imgur.com/gallery/rKbep
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.