The Digital Public Library of America brings together the digitized riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums and makes them discoverable and available to everyone, globally. In 2015, DPLA surpassed 10 million items from 1,600 collections, including libraries of all sizes. DPLA also recently launched a number of important new initiatives that complement and supplement its goal of providing widespread access to our shared culture through digital media and technology.
This session will begin with an overview by DPLA's Executive Director Dan Cohen of these major new developments, including the formulation and dissemination of standardized rights statements, being done in partnership with Europeana and Creative Commons, as well as others internationally; the Open Ebooks Initiative, which aims to provide free access to contemporary ebooks for youth in low-income areas, a partnership with the New York Public Library and First Book, with guidance from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the leading inspiration of the White House and ConnectED; and Hydra-in-a-box, which is producing a next-generation digital repository that DPLA's hubs and others can use, being developed along with DuraSpace and the Stanford University Libraries. Cohen will also give an update on the growth of DPLA's national network, including expansion to new states.
Following this brief presentation, there will be ample time for questions from the audience, and following that, more informal time for attendees to mingle with DPLA staff and other members of the DPLA community who are attending ALA Midwinter.
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Content Area: Updates/Briefings
Interests: Archives, Children’s Services, Copyright, Digitial Libraries, Digitization, Ebooks, Electronic Resources, Emerging Technologies, Equity of Access, Genealogy, Guidelines and Standards, Institutional Repositories, Intellectual Property, International Issues, Metadata, Partnerships, Public Programs, Rural and Small Libraries, Social Media & Networks, Special Collections, Technology, Transforming Libraries, Urban Libraries, Virtual Communities and Libraries, Youth Services
Library Type: Academic, Association, Community College, Consortium, Elementary School, Federal, Government, High School, Information-related Organization, Law, Middle School, Museum, Nonprofit, Public, Regional System, Research Library, Rural, School/Media Center, Student, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.