Publishers Weekly: Amazon Publishing, DPLA Ink Deal to Lend E-books in Libraries

(Hello to YourBasicGeek) Publishers Weekly: Amazon Publishing, DPLA Ink Deal to Lend E-books in Libraries. “The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) today announced that it has signed a much-anticipated agreement with Amazon Publishing to make all of the roughly 10,000 Amazon Publishing e-books and digital audiobooks available to libraries, the first time that digital content from Amazon Publishing will be made available to libraries.”

Colorado Virtual Libraries: Touring Colorado’s Collections: University of Colorado Boulder University Libraries Joins the DPLA

Colorado Virtual Libraries: Touring Colorado’s Collections: University of Colorado Boulder University Libraries Joins the DPLA. “The University of Colorado Boulder University Libraries recently joined the Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC), the Colorado-Wyoming Service Hub of the Digital Public Library of American (DPLA). The CUB Libraries shared over 43,600 historic collection items with the DPLA. While this is only a portion of their vast online collection there are numerous noteworthy collections that will be of great interest to researchers of historic collections.”

Publishers Weekly: Amazon Publishing in Talks to Offer E-books to Public Libraries

Publishers Weekly: Amazon Publishing in Talks to Offer E-books to Public Libraries. “In what came as a surprise to many librarians and industry observers, a report in The Hill this week revealed that the nonprofit Digital Public Library of America has been in discussions with Amazon Publishing on a potential a deal to make Amazon’s e-book content available in public libraries. And in a call with PW, DPLA officials confirmed that a deal could be done soon.”

Digital Public Library of America: DPLA announces new partnerships with five libraries and archives to build national digital Black women’s suffrage collection

From July 14, just found it this morning. Digital Public Library of America: DPLA announces new partnerships with five libraries and archives to build national digital Black women’s suffrage collection. “Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) today announced a set of partnerships with the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library; Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture in Charleston, South Carolina; Tuskegee University; the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University; and Southern California Library to collaborate on the creation of a national digital collection that highlights the roles and experiences of Black women in the women’s suffrage movement, as well as Black women’s history of activism, as part of the centennial celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment.”

Inside Indiana Business: Local Radio Show Joins National Library

Inside Indiana Business: Local Radio Show Joins National Library. “A weekly radio show in Indianapolis focused on Indiana history is getting national recognition. Hoosier History Live, which airs on WICR-FM at the University of Indianapolis, has been selected for inclusion in the Digital Public Library of America. The producers of the weekly call-in radio show say they will be editing select past shows for distribution on the library, as well as Indiana Memory, a statewide digital library.”

Digital Public Library of America: Vermont Green Mountain Digital Archive Joins DPLA

Digital Public Library of America: Vermont Green Mountain Digital Archive Joins DPLA. “Vermont Green Mountain Digital Archive’s 57,000 items include local and regional history like photographs capturing rural New England town life; Vermonters’ Civil War letters, and broadsides dating to the 18th century, alongside materials that are international in scope like Dr. Edgar Hyde’s photographs from his service as an Army Medical Corps officer during World War II. “

Boing Boing: The Digital Public Library of America has re-released the Mueller Report as a well-formatted ebook instead of a crappy PDF

Boing Boing: The Digital Public Library of America has re-released the Mueller Report as a well-formatted ebook instead of a crappy PDF. “Back in April, Andrew Albanese from Publishers Weekly wrote a column deploring the abysmal formatting in the DoJ’s release of the Mueller Report, and publicly requesting that the Digital Public Library of America produce well-formatted ebook editions, which they have now done!”

DPLA: DPLA Welcomes Connecticut Digital Archive

DPLA: DPLA Welcomes Connecticut Digital Archive. “We are excited to announce that over 75,000 new items from Connecticut Digital Archive are now discoverable in DPLA. Connecticut Digital Archive, a program of the University of Connecticut Library, includes a diverse array of materials from over forty cultural heritage institutions across the state, from the P.T. Barnum collection of artifacts and ephemera from Bridgeport Public Library and the Barnum Museum to Connecticut State Library’s nineteenth century newspapers and Hartford Public Library’s Butch Lewis Video Collection documenting Hartford’s Black Panther Party chapter in the late 1960s.”

DPLA: Digital Virginias is now a DPLA Hub

DPLA: Digital Virginias is now a DPLA Hub. “We are pleased to announce the launch of a new service hub, Digital Virginias, which offers more than 58,000 items for research and exploration. Digital Virginias, created by organizations from both Virginia and West Virginia, is the newest hub to join the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Originally a content hub, the University of Virginia has now joined with regional partners George Mason University, William & Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia University to create a combined set of historical materials for the region.”

DPLA: An Update on our Ebooks Initiatives

DPLA: An Update on our Ebooks Initiatives. “We are thrilled to be heading into the second year of running the DPLA Exchange… DPLA Exchange is operated by DPLA and enables libraries to provide their patrons with bestselling e-content titles alongside free open content in a simple, easy-to-use platform. Content from the DPLA Exchange integrates seamlessly with materials from other vendors like Overdrive in SimplyE, a free mobile app developed by New York Public Library (NYPL), available for iOS and Android. After a successful first year, we have five pilot libraries set up on the Exchange, ready to buy content or download free materials and over 100 new libraries deploying SimplyE, thanks to our partnerships with LYRASIS and NYPL.”

DPLA: Save your Favorite DPLA Items with New List Feature

DPLA: Save your Favorite DPLA Items with New List Feature . “We are pleased to announce a new website feature that allows users to create lists of items from across the Digital Public Library of America’s collections. With this new tool, users can easily save great materials discovered on DPLA’s website to come back to again and again without having to repeat a search.”

DPLA: DPLA launches Open Bookshelf, a Collection of Free Ebooks

DPLA: DPLA launches Open Bookshelf, a Collection of Free Ebooks. “The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the launch of Open Bookshelf, a digital library collection of popular books free to download and handpicked by librarians across the US. The collection currently has more than 1,000 books, with new titles added daily. Open Bookshelf is designed both for libraries and for readers: it is currently available to libraries through the DPLA Exchange and to readers via the SimplyE mobile app.”

Sunshine State Digital Network: SSDN Welcomes Florida Memory

Sunshine State Digital Network: SSDN Welcomes Florida Memory. “Florida’s Sunshine State Digital Network (SSDN) is pleased to announce that more than 62,000 new records from Florida Memory are now discoverable through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Florida Memory is a digital outreach program of the State Library and Archives of Florida, administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. With this new content, SSDN has now contributed more than 148,000 records to DPLA. This expands the network of people, communities, and stories that we represent and can share with you, our community.”

Colorado Virtual Library: Plains to Peaks Collective Shares Historic Collections from Colorado and Wyoming with the Digital Public Library of America

Colorado Virtual Library: Plains to Peaks Collective Shares Historic Collections from Colorado and Wyoming with the Digital Public Library of America. “The Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC), the Colorado-Wyoming Service Hub of the DPLA, is a collaboration between the Colorado State Library and the Wyoming State Library that brings together descriptive information about collection material held by our libraries, archives, and museums, and makes it freely available to the world. Through the PPC institutions can now share their unique digital collections with a wider national audience of avid researchers, genealogists, students, teachers and history buffs. It is our hope that every institution in Colorado and Wyoming has the opportunity to participate in the DPLA through the PPC.”

DPLA: Announcing the Launch of our New Website

DPLA: Announcing the Launch of our New Website. “The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to unveil its all-new redesigned website, now live at https://dp.la. Created in collaboration with renowned design firm Postlight, DPLA’s new website is more user-centered than ever before, with a focus on the tools, resources, and information that matter most to DPLA researchers and learners of all kinds. In a shift from the former site structure, content that primarily serves DPLA’s network of partners and others interested in deeper involvement with DPLA can now be found on DPLA Pro.”