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DPLA Announces New Assistant Director for Content

DPLA Announces New Assistant Director for Content

The DPLA Secretariat is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Rudersdorf as the DPLA Assistant Director for Content, beginning January 1, 2013.

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Harvard to Contribute Special Collections Materials to Digital Public Library of America

Harvard to Contribute Special Collections Materials to Digital Public Library of America

Harvard Library committed to expanding access to materials

The Harvard Library plans to share several collections with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), becoming the first DPLA content hub.

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October 2012 DPLA Update from John Palfrey

October 2012 DPLA Update from John Palfrey

Watch the October 2012 DPLA update from John Palfrey, DPLA Board of Directors, recorded at the October 12, 2012 DPLA Midwest Plenary in Chicago, IL.

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Making local history digital, searchable and accessible

Making local history digital, searchable and accessible

A guest post from Jorge A. Martinez, director/IT at the Knight Foundation

A guest post from Jorge A. Martinez, director/IT at the Knight Foundation on Knight’s recent $1 million award to the DPLA for its Digital Hubs Pilot Project.

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Seven pilot sites join national digital library project with Knight Foundation funding

Seven pilot sites join national digital library project with Knight Foundation funding

Pilot project will engage communities in local history.

The Digital Public Library of America will launch pilot projects with $1 million in funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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IMLS Awards $250,000 to the DPLA for Digital Hubs Pilot Program

IMLS Awards $250,000 to the DPLA for Digital Hubs Pilot Program

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today a $250,000 grant to support the development of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and its Digital Hubs Pilot Program.

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DPLA Announces Inaugural Board of Directors

DPLA Announces Inaugural Board of Directors

The DPLA Steering Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of five members to the inaugural DPLA Board of Directors.

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New DPLA Research on Possible Governance Models

New DPLA Research on Possible Governance Models

The Berkman Center Cyberlaw Clinic and the DPLA Research Team publishes research on possible governance models for the Governance Workstream in advance of its August 2012 workshop.

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Boatbuilding and Rabbit Stew: DPLA Use Cases

Boatbuilding and Rabbit Stew: DPLA Use Cases

A guest post from Jessica Keyes, Assistant Web Manager at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD

In this guest post, Jessica Keyes, Assistant Web Manager at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, discusses her experience at the second Audience and Participation workshop, held in Baltimore, MD on July 27, 2012.

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National Endowment for the Humanities announces award to support development of DPLA pilot

National Endowment for the Humanities announces award to support development of DPLA pilot

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a $1 million award that will support the creation of the DPLA’s content infrastructure.

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