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Meet the Hubs!: Minnesota Digital Library

Meet the Hubs!: Minnesota Digital Library

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

The second post in a series introducing the DPLA’s service hubs looks at the Minnesota Digital Library, and explores some of the hidden treasures found in its collections, from streetcars to mules in mines.

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Hacking the DPLA: DPLA to present at Code4Lib Conference in February 2013

Hacking the DPLA: DPLA to present at Code4Lib Conference in February 2013

This coming February, Nate Hill (Chattanooga Public Library) and SJ Klein (Wikipedia) from the DPLA will host a pre-conference hackfest as well as present during the Code4Lib Conference in Chicago.

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Meet the Hubs! : Digital Commonwealth

Meet the Hubs! : Digital Commonwealth

This is the first in a series of posts highlighting the DPLA’s service hubs.

The first post in a series exploring the collections of the DPLA’s seven service hubs—looking for hidden treasures and getting to know our hubs a bit better. This week, we investigate Digital Commonwealth.

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“Leaving Europe” and Digital Learning Tools

“Leaving Europe” and Digital Learning Tools

The DPLA and European’s new joint exhibition, “Leaving Europe,” is a learning tool, but it’s also a gateway to accessing the wealth of digital documents that its host organizations have to offer.

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“Kultur und Wissen online”: Germany’s New National Digital Library

“Kultur und Wissen online”: Germany’s New National Digital Library

Germany launches the beta version of its new national digital library, the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB).

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Macbeth Goes Digital: Folger Shakespeare Library Launches Digital Texts

Macbeth Goes Digital: Folger Shakespeare Library Launches Digital Texts

The Folger Shakespeare Library launches a new digital platform with digital texts and source code for 12 of the Bard’s best known plays.

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Building a Library from Scratch: The Qatar National Library

Building a Library from Scratch: The Qatar National Library

Qatar announces plans to build a new national library and digitize 500,000 historical records. So, how do you reimagine and rebuild a national library?

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John Palfrey, President of the DPLA Board of Directors, to pen a periodical column for Library Journal

John Palfrey, President of the DPLA Board of Directors, to pen a periodical column for Library Journal

In Palfrey’s first column of the Library Journal, he provides a background of the project as well as discusses the fundamental questions surrounding the DPLA.

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Digital Preservation, Long-term storage, and Hurricane Sandy

Digital Preservation, Long-term storage, and Hurricane Sandy

Even stable storage media present problems for preserving digital resources. How do academic institutions deal with servers shutting down, limited resources, and natural disasters?

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John Palfrey delivers TEDx Talk

John Palfrey, Head of School at Phillips Academy, Andover, and member of the DPLA Board of Directors, delivered a talk entitled “Digital Libraries and Keeping Well in a Digital Age,” at last week’s TEDxPhillipsAcademy event. Palfrey introduces the DPLA, and discusses the importance continued importance of physical objects and face-to-face interaction as a way of encouraging wellness.

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