Digital Library Digest: February 21, 2013

This week’s digest spotlights the recent story of the Timbuktu invasion and it’s relation to the country’s cultural heritage, Kentucky’s statistics on library use and services, a question and answer piece with a county librarian on the challenges a library faces in the digital age, a fun video from the World Digital Library, a thought provoking piece on the issues raised by the first digital-only library in the US, and a press release on the study of the sustainability of Digitized Special collections.

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DPLA Nominating Committee soliciting recommendations for Board candidates

DPLA Nominating Committee soliciting recommendations for Board candidates

The last day to submit recommendations was Friday, March 1 at 5:00 PM EST.

The DPLA Nominating Committee was formed in December 2012 to find candidates for two spots on the Board of Directors.

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Digital Library Digest: February 14, 2013

This week’s digest spotlights many different new online collections and research technology. In particular, we look at the Library of Congress’s blueprint for saving America’s recorded sound heritage, a North American public art catalog, technology innovation concerning PDF use, a North Carolina local history collection, and an infographic exploring the future of libraries.

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Meet the Hubs!: Kentucky Digital Library

Meet the Hubs!: Kentucky Digital Library

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

The newest post in a series introducing the DPLA’s service hubs looks at the Kentucky Digital Library, and explores some of the hidden treasures found in its collections.

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DPLA at Code4Lib 2013

DPLA at Code4Lib 2013

The DPLA was in Chicago earlier this week for Code4Lib 2013, a large annual conference of library technologists.

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New Orphan Works Research from Berkeley Law

New Orphan Works Research from Berkeley Law

This is the first in a series of posts by Dave Hansen that will explore the Berkley Digital Library Copyright Project’s research on orphan works and mass digitization.

In this guest post, Dave Hansen describes the Berkley Digital Library Copyright Project’s recent white paper.

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DPLA releases version 3 of the DPLA Metadata Application Profile (DPLA MAP V3)

DPLA releases version 3 of the DPLA Metadata Application Profile (DPLA MAP V3)

The DPLA is pleased to share version three of the “Digital Public Library of America Metadata Application Profile” (DPLA MAP V3).

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Press: A Digital Public Library of America Free-For-All

On February 6, 2013, the Center for the Humanities At Temple (CHAT) hosted John Palfrey from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

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Digital Library Digest: February 7, 2013

This week’s digest spotlights a summer Digital Libraries internship at the Berkman Center, Africa’s involvement with open access repositories, a popular Apple app that makes use of a highly visual format and user curation, a paradoxical but popular opinion towards open access research, and the British Library’s call for members to help georeference over 4.5 million digital maps.

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Meet the Hubs!: Mountain West Digital Library

Meet the Hubs!: Mountain West Digital Library

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

The fourth post in a series introducing the DPLA’s service hubs looks at the Mountain West Digital Library, and explores some of the hidden treasures found in its collections, from the sounds of the West to historic cookbooks.

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