Press: (German) Digitalbibliothek für die US-Nation

“Die künftig größte öffentliche Bibliothek der USA wird am 18. April aufsperren. Sie wird ohne Bücherregale auskommen, wird 24 Stunden am Tag geöffnet sein. Zu finden sein soll hier letztendlich das gesamte in den USA verwahrte Wissen in gedruckten Dokumenten. Die beim Start zunächst zwei bis drei Millionen Werke werden für jeden Bürger von Alabama bis Wyoming mit der gleichen Anstrengung erreichbar sein: mit ein paar Klicks oder Fingertipps in der Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).”

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Press: (French) La bibliothèque numérique des USA en ligne le 18 avril

“Le projet est né aux alentours de décembre 2010, au sein du Berkman Center for Internet & Society : recherche, technologie, bibliothèque et service public s’accordent sur un prototype de portail numérique. Simplement nommé DPLA, celui-ci rassemblera les documents numérisés qui racontent l’histoire de la nation à la bannière étoilée. Livraison en 2013.”

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Press: (Italiano) La prima biblioteca nazionale digitale Usa online dal 18 aprile

“Tutto è pronto per il lancio ufficiale online della Digital Public Library of America, il progetto della prima biblioteca pubblica nazionale digitale degli Stati Uniti, nato a partire dal 2010 grazie allo sforzo congiunto di governo, fondazioni, istituti di ricerca e centri culturali e bibliotecari del paese.”

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Press: Hack the humanities: The Digital Public Library of America is coming

“The humanities aren’t typically associated with programmers and engineers, but a wave of startup innovation may be be coming to fields such as history and art thanks to a project called the Digital Public Library of America.”

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Press: NYPL Launches New API Allowing Developers Access to Vast Archives of Digitized Creative Works

“Earlier this year, ProgrammableWeb reported that the New York Public Library (NYPL) had launched the What’s on the Menu API, the first public API released by the institution. The New York Public Library has just announcedthe launch of the NYPL Digital Collections API which allows developers programmatic access to the Library’s vast collections of digitized creative works including manuscripts, historical maps, rare prints, photographs and much more.”

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Press: National Archives donates 1.2 million digital objects to Digital Public Library of America pilot project

The new Digital Public Library of America (or DPLA) will be kicking off its first big pilot project at the Boston Public Library next month, and it’s now gotten a big shot in the arm courtesy of the US National Archives. It announced today that it’s donating some 1.2 million digital objects to the effort, which range from founding documents to Civil War photos to World War II posters.

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Digital Library Digest: April 11, 2013

This week’s digest looks at the European Union’s Open Data rules, extending the arc of publishing through a preprint service, how New Hampshire’s libraries are busier than ever despite a digital trend, NBC Sport’s digitization of its video library, and Iowa City’s digital library effort.

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University of Virginia Library To Join Digital Public Library of America

University of Virginia Library To Join Digital Public Library of America

The University of Virginia is a partner in the Digital Public Library of America, the first nationwide online public library, which launches April 18.

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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: A digital library in every living room

“Examine an old portrait of George Washington, read a pulp crime story in a “penny dreadful” or page through medieval manuscripts at Harvard from the comfort of home. The Digital Public Library of America, launching April 18, will open collections from libraries and museums across the country to anyone with an Internet connection — for free.”

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