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100,000 Digitized Art History Materials from the Getty Research Institute Now Available in the Digital Public Library of America

“We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Digital Public Library of America. Launched in April 2013, the DPLA brings together millions of digitized books, artworks, and rare documents from American libraries, archives, and museums. Our collaboration has begun with nearly 100,000 records for digital images and texts from the Getty Research Institute’s Library and Special Collections, which contain a vast trove of rare and unique materials for the study of visual culture. In this work we join 20 other partners including the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian, and our own Los Angeles colleagues the USC Libraries. Via a beautifully designed, easy-to-use search, the DPLA makes available digital resources that would otherwise be findable only through individual institutions’ catalogues and specialized search portals. Results link to the digital items directly through partner institutions’ online catalogues as well as to shared repositories such as the Internet Archive (also a DPLA partner).” (via The Getty Iris)

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Digital Public Library of America wins Knight News Challenge award, receives $300,000 to develop simplified rights structure for digital materials alongside international partners

“The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today that it has received $300,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight News Challenge, an open contest seeking ideas that strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation. Selected from more than 650 applicants, DPLA’s “Getting it Right on Rights” project will create a simplified and more coherent rights structure for digital items, making access to, and use of, items found in large-scale digital collections like DPLA easier and more straightforward for users.” (via DPLA)

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Digital Public Library of America receives $81,000 from the Whiting Foundation to research educational uses of its growing collection

“The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce that it has received an $81,000 grant from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation to explore educational possibilities for its growing collection. The grant will allow DPLA to convene in-person meetings for educators from a wide variety of institutions, including K-12 schools, community colleges, small liberal arts colleges, and research universities, this fall in Boston. The purpose of these meetings will be to define what DPLA and other large­-scale digital collections can do to better adapt their resources to address educational needs at the secondary and college level.” (via Digital Public Library of America)

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Digital Public Library of America Celebrates Its First Birthday with the Arrival of Six New Partners, Over 7 Million Items, and a Growing Community

“This week marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Digital Public Library of America (http://dp.la), a groundbreaking all-digital library that brings together millions of items from America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. In celebration, DPLA is proud to announce the addition of six major new partners and other significant milestones that attest to the tremendous momentum the project has as it enters its second year. The New York Public Library (NYPL) this week expanded access to the full breadth of its digital collections through its partnership with DPLA, a major increase over its initial contribution of 14,000 records at DPLA’s launch. Over 1 million digitized items from throughout the Library’s research holdings are available, significantly increasing DPLA’s offerings by nearly 20%.” (via Digital Public Library of America)

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DPLA Announces $594,000 in New Funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Research and Pursue Sustainability Model

“The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today $594,000 in new funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to research potential sustainability models and to pursue the most promising option (or options). This two-year grant will allow DPLA to expand its staff to target opportunities for further development and revenue, without compromising its mission of open access to the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums.” (via Digital Public Library of America)

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And we’re off! DPLA Tumblr up and running

“As our current users know, the depth of the riches in the DPLA sees no bounds. So, today we’re launching a brand-new DPLA tumblr to bring these riches to new audiences. Five to seven posts per month will feature (mostly) images from our partners’ collections, and when we can, we’ll provide some context, commentary, or a story to go along. Join us for some beautiful images, a little history, and a lot of fun!” (via Digital Public Library of America)

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National digital library gains traction

“For a 6-month-old, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) already has grown quite large: from an initial 2.4 million available items in April to more than 5 million. Fame came fast too, “even in our infancy,” said DPLA Executive Director Dan Cohen. This free online portal into American culture was less than three weeks old when Time magazine named it one of the best 50 websites of the year. DPLA is an enormous free public library under a digital roof. With a few clicks of computer keys, users can access millions of links to online books, photographs, movies, and other cultural artifacts from collaborating institutions, including digital collections at the Harvard Library.” (via Harvard Gazette)

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Libraries swapping stacks for bytes

“The dig­i­ti­za­tion of col­lec­tions from Amer­ican libraries, archives, and museums took center stage at Blackman Audi­to­rium last week, when North­eastern co-??hosted the inau­gural DPLAfest to rec­og­nize the Dig­ital Public Library of America. DPLAfest was co-??hosted by the DPLA, the Boston Public Library, the Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties, and Sim­mons College’s Grad­uate School of Library and Infor­ma­tion Science. Launched in April, DPLA strives to bring dig­i­tized ver­sions of col­lec­tions from uni­ver­si­ties (including North­eastern), libraries, and public orga­ni­za­tions to the masses in a single online portal. To date, the online library has dig­i­tized 5 mil­lion books, works of art, and records of America’s her­itage from 1,100 insti­tu­tions across the country.” (via News @ Northeastern)

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UNC, state library link to National Digital Library

“Treasures from libraries and archives across North Carolina will soon be at the fingertips of researchers worldwide. The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (NCDHC) in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Wilson Library will be the state hub and conduit to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) — an organization that provides a single point of access for millions of books, photographs, documents, sound recordings and moving images from some of the leading libraries and archives across the country.” (via The Herald-Sun)

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1.7 million titles from HathiTrust now live on DPLA homepage

“At the start of the summer we announced the introduction of the HathiTrust Digital Library as a DPLA Content Hub. Now, with the summer winding down, we’re excited to share that 1.7 million metadata records associated with almost 3.5 million of HathiTrust’s freely available books, journals, government documents, and more are now accessible on dp.la and through the DPLA application programming interface (API). That doubles the DPLA’s offerings from 2.4 million records in April to almost 4.5 million today.” (via Digital Public Library of America)

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