Press: Innovative Interfaces Announces Plans to Integrate DPLA into Encore, and Launches Decision Center

“Innovative Interfaces Inc. today announced a new development initiative that will integrate access to theDigital Public Library of

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Digital Library Digest: January 29, 2013

This week’s digest covers some highlights of the American Library Association’s Midwinter meeting, the future use of library spaces for tech hubs, the Wikipedian in-residence program, and the burning of a library in Timbuktu as a reminder of the importance of digital preservation.

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Meet the Hubs!: South Carolina Digital Library

Meet the Hubs!: South Carolina Digital Library

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

The third post in a series introducing the DPLA’s service hubs looks at the South Carolina Digital Library, and explores some of the hidden treasures found in its collections, from Civil War propaganda to photos of historic buildings.

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DPLA participates in 2013 American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellows Program

DPLA participates in 2013 American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellows Program

The application deadline is March 27, 2013. All inquiries should be directed to the ACLS.

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce a fellowship opportunity through the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) 2013 Public Fellows Program. Interested participants are encouraged to apply!

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What do you read at a bookless library?

What do you read at a bookless library?

Bexar County, Texas will soon be home to BiblioTech, the nation’s first bookless public library. The proposed tech-centered space will allow users to access computers, e-books, tablets, and more. Is that what library visitors want?

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Meet the Hubs!: Minnesota Digital Library

Meet the Hubs!: Minnesota Digital Library

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

The second post in a series introducing the DPLA’s service hubs looks at the Minnesota Digital Library, and explores some of the hidden treasures found in its collections, from streetcars to mules in mines.

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Press: The DPLA and School Libraries: Partners Focused on Digital-Era Learners

This is the third in an occasional series of articles from John Palfrey that will explore issues surrounding

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Digital Library Digest: January 22, 2013

This week’s digest takes another look at the conception of San Antonio’s BiblioTech, a study on the economic benefits from Public Libraries, a discussion of publishing strategy in response to tablet preference over ereaders, Amherst College’s digitization of Emily Dickinson manuscripts, and a study on how public libraries can better connect to young adult patrons.

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Press: Digital Public Library of America recommends CC0

“The vision of the DPLA is to provide one click access to many different resource types, with the initial focus on producing a resource that gives full text access to books in public domain, e.g. from Hathi Trust, the Internet Archive, and U.S and international research libraries. In order to create a true complete collection of available content and data, it is important that the DPLA makes its data interoperable with other datasets from initiatives and institutions all over the world. To make this work, the various datasets have to be compliant, both legally and technically.”

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Digital Library Digest: January 15, 2013

This week’s digest primarily looks at the changing community space within libraries by focusing on a few recent library renovations, such as the country’s first bookless public library in Texas, a new InfoCommons space within the Brooklyn Public Library, and a high school’s vision for a digital access space. Also read about a multimedia iPad application partnership between National Geographic and child literacy advocate and host of Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton, as well as a unique digital treasure collection from The Library of Congress to Afghanistan.

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