POST: A Report from DPLAfest

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) formally launched last week during DPLAfest. Ryan Cordell (Northeastern University) wrote a recap of the event, which¬†¬†included announcements of a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for public libraries training; the addition of three more service hubs¬†in New York, Texas, and North Carolina;¬†and the DPLA Bookshelf for browsing DPLA’s collection of over one million books (DPLA currently has over 5 million total items in its collection). Open notes from the DPLAfest sessions are available, and the recorded video streams will be available later in the week.

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This post was produced through a cooperation between Katie Greenock, Rebekah Irwin, Elizabeth Lorang, Robin Potter, and Chella Vaidyanathan (Editors-at-large for the week), Zach Coble (Editor for the week), and Caro Pinto and Roxanne Shirazi (dh+lib Review Editors).