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DPLA to Expand Access to Ebooks with Support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

“The Digital Public Library of America is thrilled to announce that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded DPLA $1.5 million to greatly expand its efforts to provide broad access to widely read ebooks. The grant will support improved channels for public libraries to bolster their ebook collections, and for millions of readers nationwide to access those works easily.” (via DPLA)

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Teagle Foundation Announces New Grant Supporting Education at DPLA

“The Digital Public Library of America is delighted to announce that it has received a generous $150,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to extend its work around curated sets of primary source materials for the classroom. For the last two years, with funding from the Whiting Foundation, DPLA has built Primary Source Sets with a diverse group of educators in K-12 and higher ed. The new grant from the Teagle Foundation will allow for additional curation, professional development, conference presentations, and other outreach efforts to ensure that these sets are used widely and effectively in colleges and universities.” (via Digital Public Library of America)

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Historypin wins Knight News Challenge award for “Our Story” project in partnership with DPLA

“Historypin announced today that they have been awarded $222,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight News Challenge on Libraries, an open call for ideas to help libraries serve 21st century information needs. Selected from more than 615 submissions, Historypin’s “Our Story” project, a partnership with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), will collaborate with more than a dozen rural libraries in New Mexico, North Carolina and Louisiana to host lively events to gather and preserve community memory, and to measure the impact of these events on local communities.” (via DPLA)

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Digital Public Library of America – 100 Primary Source Sets for Education Now Available

“Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is very pleased to announce its newest release of Primary Source Sets, bringing our collection to 100 sets total. You can now explore the collection by core subject areas, such as US history, literature, arts, and science and technology, as well as themes like migration and labor history and groups including African Americans and women. We’ve also developed new features that allow you to more easily discover related resources within the project.” (via DPLA)

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Digital Public Library of America and Pop Up Archive partner to make audiovisual collections across the U.S. searchable

“Libraries across the United States house tens of millions of audio and video recordings, a rich and vibrant body of cultural history and content for the public, scholars, and researchers — but the recordings are virtually impossible to search. The Digital Public Library of America is partnering with Pop Up Archive to offer discounted services to the DPLA network. DPLA Hubs and their partners will be able to take advantage of this discounted rate to make it possible for anyone to search and pinpoint exact search terms and phrases within audiovisual collections.” (via DPLA)

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