Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched in April 2013 with the mission to bring together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and make them freely available to the world. It has expanded rapidly over the last eight months, with nearly a thousand libraries, archives, and museums donating over five million items to DPLA’s aggregated collection. This session will include an update on the project: where it stands currently and where DPLA plans to go in 2014 and beyond. Also included will be discussion of DPLA’s technical infrastructure and how its API can be used to bring materials from the collection into other contexts and apps. Information about how CNI members and other institutions and individuals can get involved, by becoming content or service hubs as part of the DPLA network, or by joining advisory committees, will be discussed.