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Digitizing Georgia’s cultural heritage

Digitizing Georgia’s cultural heritage

The following is part of a series that looks at The Digital Public Library of America – the first national effort to aggregate existing records in state and regional digital libraries so that they are searchable from a single portal. The following is a look at one of the six state digital libraries that will act as a service hub for the project. It is written by Annie Schutte, a librarian, teacher and consultant for Knight Foundation.

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Records Held Hostage: Bringing the National Archives to the Public

Records Held Hostage: Bringing the National Archives to the Public

Many of the records in the National Archives are “held hostage by their format.” Facilitating wider public access might mean something more than digitization: engagement.

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Accessing Art, Up Close and Online

Accessing Art, Up Close and Online

The Public Art Archive seeks to catalog public art throughout the US, and to provide art enthusiasts with a data-rich, comprehensive source to locate and learn about works of public art.

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Meet the Hubs!: Digital Library of Georgia

Meet the Hubs!: Digital Library of Georgia

This is the sixth post in a weekly series highlighting the DPLA’s service hubs

The newest post in a series introducing the DPLA’s service hubs looks at the Georgia Digital Library, and explores some of the hidden treasures — from historic postcards to oral histories — found in its collections.

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Meet the Hubs!: Kentucky Digital Library

Meet the Hubs!: Kentucky Digital Library

This is the fifth post in a weekly series highlighting the DPLA’s service hubs

The newest post in a series introducing the DPLA’s service hubs looks at the Kentucky Digital Library, and explores some of the hidden treasures found in its collections.

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DPLA at Code4Lib 2013

DPLA at Code4Lib 2013

The DPLA was in Chicago earlier this week for Code4Lib 2013, a large annual conference of library technologists.

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New Orphan Works Research from Berkeley Law

New Orphan Works Research from Berkeley Law

This is the first in a series of posts by Dave Hansen that will explore the Berkley Digital Library Copyright Project’s research on orphan works and mass digitization.

In this guest post, Dave Hansen describes the Berkley Digital Library Copyright Project’s recent white paper.

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Meet the Hubs!: Mountain West Digital Library

Meet the Hubs!: Mountain West Digital Library

This is the fourth post in a weekly series highlighting the DPLA’s service hubs

The fourth post in a series introducing the DPLA’s service hubs looks at the Mountain West Digital Library, and explores some of the hidden treasures found in its collections, from the sounds of the West to historic cookbooks.

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Meet the Hubs!: South Carolina Digital Library

Meet the Hubs!: South Carolina Digital Library

This is the third post in a weekly series highlighting the DPLA’s service hubs

The third post in a series introducing the DPLA’s service hubs looks at the South Carolina Digital Library, and explores some of the hidden treasures found in its collections, from Civil War propaganda to photos of historic buildings.

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What do you read at a bookless library?

What do you read at a bookless library?

Bexar County, Texas will soon be home to BiblioTech, the nation’s first bookless public library. The proposed tech-centered space will allow users to access computers, e-books, tablets, and more. Is that what library visitors want?

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