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DPLA Announces Executive Director Search Committee

DPLA Announces Executive Director Search Committee

The DPLA announces the formation of a small search committee to interview a slate of promising candidates for the role of Executive Director.

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Digital Public Library of America and Europeana launch joint migration exhibition

Digital Public Library of America and Europeana launch joint migration exhibition

Leaving Europe: A new life in America

The DPLA and Europeana announce the launch of Leaving Europe: A new life in America, an all-new virtual exhibition that tells the story of European emigration to the US during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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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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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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[DPLA Midwest] Photos from DPLA Midwest

[DPLA Midwest] Photos from DPLA Midwest

Thanks to our talented photographer, Joseph Mornin!

Photos from DPLA Midwest, held on October 11-12, 2012 at the Chicago Public Library

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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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