Monday, June 16, 2014

Sept: Portal, Platform, Public Option: An introduction and overview of the Digital Public Library of America (ASCLA)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 2:00 p.m. CST

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world; interest in the DPLA tends to span across many different library types and includes membership from state and public libraries, as well as consortia from across the US. The content of the overview presentation explores how we view the DPLA: as a portal, a technical platform, and an advocate for the public good. Within that, we talk about our Hubs model, do a walk through of the site, talk about copyright and the value of opening up our resources to greater usage, and APIs. Participants will gain a better understanding of the DPLA, better understand the value of openness, as well as learn how the Hubs model works and how they might participate in DPLA. There will be a Q&A for participants to have their questions answered about the DPLA.

$40 for ASCLA members
$50 for ALA members
$65 for non-ALA members
$45 for ALA student members and retired members