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HistoryPin Features the DPLA in its Pin of the Day

HistoryPin Features the DPLA in its Pin of the Day

Not only is this week the official launch of the DPLA, but it’s also National Library Week! In celebration, HistoryPin will be featuring an image from the DPLA’s channel as it’s Pin of the Day.

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[April 18] DPLA Launch Meet Up in Cambridge, MA

[April 18] DPLA Launch Meet Up in Cambridge, MA

For those of you in the Boston area, the DPLA staff will be in Cambridge tomorrow afternoon (April 18, 2013) to meet with those who would like to chat about the new DPLA site, which goes live tomorrow.

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Bringing the power of digital history to the Mountain West

Bringing the power of digital history to the Mountain West

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. It is written by Annie Schutte, a librarian, teacher and consultant for Knight Foundation. Above: Copy of a woodcut showing the completion of the transcontinental railroad, May 10, 1869, at Promontory, Utah. From the Classified Photographs Collection of the Utah State Historical Society.

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Press: What is the DPLA? (Library Journal)

“The question that has most frequently come up in the course of the two-year planning process for theDigital Public Library of America (DPLA) has been a very simple one: What is it?”

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South Carolina brings digital wealth to library project

South Carolina brings digital wealth to library project

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. It is written by Annie Schutte, a librarian, teacher and consultant for Knight Foundation.

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Sharing oral histories from Minnesota’s immigrant population

Sharing oral histories from Minnesota’s immigrant population

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. It focuses on 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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New York’s Underground Libraries

New York’s Underground Libraries

“The Underground New York Public Library” brings e-books to commuters, while a blog of the same name documents which books straphangers are reading on the subway.

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A plan for libraries to aggregate metadata into one central portal

A plan for libraries to aggregate metadata into one central portal

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. It is written by Annie Schutte, a librarian, teacher and consultant for Knight Foundation.

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Showcasing Kentucky’s unique oral-history and newspaper collections

Showcasing Kentucky’s unique oral-history and newspaper collections

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. It focuses on 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. Photo credit: Flickr user Inner Spirit.

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DPLA, LibraryBox and SXSWi

DPLA, LibraryBox and SXSWi

A LibraryBox is an open source, portable digital file distribution tool based on inexpensive hardware that enables delivery of educational, healthcare, and other vital information to individuals off the grid.

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