May 28, 2022

Digital Public Library of America: “Education Guide to DPLA” Published; Organization Updates on Several Topics as 2018-2019 Membership Year Begins

From Samantha Gibson at DPLA:

2018-09-05_11-39-02With over 29 million items representing collections of more than 3,000 cultural heritage institutions, the possibilities for research are endless. How can you get started? We created an Education Guide to DPLA, which offers an overview of what we have to offer for educators and students.

To dive deeper, explore our resources below:

Direct to the Complete “Education Guide to DPLA”

From a DPLA Update Blog Post (also by Samantha Gibson)

We launched new Analytics Dashboards last month and have developed a beta version of DPLA Local, a customizable search portal interface for Member Hubs’ content, which we expect to unveil in the coming months. In addition to new technologies, we created a webinar series informed by the needs and interests of our partners.

In addition to governance and tools, we have stepped up our core service for our Members too. Great strides were made this year in improving DPLA’s infrastructure for harvesting and transforming partner metadata.


Spurred by our improved ingestion capacity, we were thrilled to see content from five Member Hubs go live in DPLA this year: Sunshine State Digital Network, OK Hub, Ohio Digital Network, District Digital, and Plains to Peaks Collective.


We’ll also convene our Members in person at DPLAfest 2019 in Chicago this April.


We are already in conversation with partners in Rhode Island, Arizona, New Hampshire, and New Jersey and Delaware about forming new DPLA Hubs and are excited to help steward their application and ingestion processes to bring great new content from these states to DPLA.

Read the Complete Blog Post (approx. 800 words)

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