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Rijksmusem Launches 125,000 Image Digital Collection

Rijksmusem Launches 125,000 Image Digital Collection

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseumlaunces its digital collection. “Rijksstudio,” the 125,000 work collection, provides access to some of the museum’s most famous paintings. Users can also register with the site to access the Rijksstudio API, with metadata for 111,000 of the site’s images.

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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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Columbia Spectator Launches Digital Archive

Columbia Spectator Launches Digital Archive

The Columbia Spectator launches the first phase of its digital archive. The joint project between Spectator and Columbia University Libraries seeks to digitize every Spectator issue produced from 1877 until today.

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California Establishes Open Source Textbook Library for Students

California Establishes Open Source Textbook Library for Students

Two bills approved by the California State Senate will create 50 free or low-cost digital textbooks and an open source digital textbook library for college students.

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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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Evolution of Early Modern Collections at Harvard Library

Evolution of Early Modern Collections at Harvard Library

Using data from publicly accessible DPLA APIs for over 12 million Harvard library records, metaLAB designer Travis Bost created an animation that charts the evolution of early modern works at Harvard by their place of publication from 1400-1500.

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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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Berkman Center releases “E-Books in Libraries: A Briefing Document”

Berkman Center releases “E-Books in Libraries: A Briefing Document”

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society has released “E-Books in Libraries: A Briefing Document Developed in Preparation for a Workshop on E-Lending in Libraries,” authored by David O’Brien, Urs Gasser, and John Palfrey. The paper was created to prepare for the Berkman Center’s “E-Books in Libraries” workshop, which was held on February 24, 2012. Thanks to a collaborative effort from industry stakeholders, practitioners, and other authorities the briefing examines the shifting paradigm in the digital publishing industry and the consequent issues of access and copyright.

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How do I use thee? Let me count the ways

How do I use thee? Let me count the ways

Designed to facilitate discussion and present possible functions for the DPLA platform, a variety of use cases will be featured and examined at the second Audience & Participation workshop 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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