Thursday, April 18, 2013

Digital Public Library of America

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched today April 18, 2013 after two years of planning and work.  Digitized cultural content from libraries, archives, and museums are being made freely available worldwide.

A few contributing institutions include: “the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Smithsonian Institution, the New York Public Library, and Harvard University.” A few notable digital objects include: “images of women marching for the vote in Kentucky, news film clips of the Freedom Riders during the Civil Rights movement, The Book of Hours, an illuminated manuscript from 1514…and paintings by Winslow Homer.”

Find manuscripts, records, images, data, and works of science, culture, and art.  Search 2.4 million items by format, map, timeline, and topic.  Developers anticipate apps will be built to encourage creation using the maximally open data.
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