January 22, 2021

Collaboration: Digital Public Library of America and Europeana Launch Joint Exhibition About Migration

From Today’s Announcement: Today, a brand-new exhibition goes live on Europeana. ‘Leaving Europe: A new life in America’ tells the story of European emigration to the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. [Clip] It’s the result of an exciting collaboration with the Digital Public Library of America [DPLA] and uses more than 100 […]

Digital Public Library of America Announces Interim Technical Team

From a DPLA Announcement by Rebekah Heacock We recently held a small technical working meeting in Cambridge that brought together a group of talented colleagues from libraries and non-profits with excellent technical minds working on commercial products to collectively brainstorm a rough outline for a generative DPLA platform. Coming out of this productive meeting, we […]

Archivist of the United States on Digital Public Library of America Plenary

Archivist of the United States (he’s also a librarian!) and host of the DPLA Plenary (at took place at “his house”), David Ferriero, has blogged a brief item about the event on his AOTUS blog. The post includes an image of one of several noteboards that graphic artists developed as the meeting took place. From […]

"RIP Stanza: Casualty of iOS 5" & Stanza's Death as a Lesson for the Digital Public Library of America

From CNET Australia: With the roll-out of iOS 5, users of the free Stanza app for e-reading are discovering that their app no longer works — and it’s doubtful that it will get an update. [Clip] But the worst part is that this was a known problem back in April, when iOS 5 beta testers […]

Info About Digital Public Library of America Public Conference on October 21st & New DPLA Web Site

The conference is open to the public and will be held in DC on October 21, 2011. If you can’t make it, it will be streamed live. Also, the Digital Public Library of America has a new web site. It’s live at Dp.la. The first Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) conference will bring together […]

Digital Public Library of America “Beta Sprint” Review Panel Announces Results

From a DPLA Announcement: The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Steering Committee* has invited the creators of the following submissions to the DPLA Beta Sprint, an open call for code and concepts defining how the DPLA might operate, to present at the public plenary meetingtaking place on October 21, 2011 in Washington, DC: Digital […]

Digital Public Library of American: Beta Sprint Projects From Boston-area (Video Interviews)

From a National Digital Public Library Announcement by John Palfrey, Steering Committee Chair John Palfrey on the DPLA: I wanted to share with you a video about some of the Boston-area Beta Sprint projects that was created this summer by two Berkman Center interns, Ben Naddaff-Hafrey and Meredith Whipple.  In their words: “We’re interns at the Berkman […]

The Digital Public Library of America, Linked Data, and More Discussed in Latest CLIR Issues

CLIR Resources Council on Library and Information Resources, No. 81 (May/June 2011) It includes the following articles: “An Enclosure of Spirits” From a Summary: “What form should a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) take? What will be its audience, uses, and capabilities? CLIR President Chuck Henry warns that defining hard and fast categories of […]

New: Review More Than 60 "Statements of Interest" Submitted For Digital Public Library of America "Beta Sprint"

Six weeks ago we posted info about the Digital Public Library of America [DPLA] project announcing plans for a “Beta Sprint” to “encourage the development of demonstrations of what such a service might look like.” The deadline to submit a “Statement of Interest” ended last week and now you can review the 60+ submissions on […]

Video: Short Interviews Recorded at the Digital Public Library of America Working Group Meeting

The Harvard Library Innovation Lab (HLIL) blog has been updated during the past few days with several brief video interviews recorded at the Digital Public Library of America Working Group meeting that took place about a week ago in Amsterdam. David Weinberger, co-director of HLIL conducts the interviews. 1. Interviews (Post 1) Interviews with Jonathan […]