[UPDATED 18 April 2013 9PM EST]
Link for Digital Public Library of America is now live, here, http://dp.la/!!!
Rest of original article now follows ...
Today the Digital Public Library of America will launch live at noon EST. Unfortunately, due to the recent tragedy in Boston in front of the Boston Public Library (where the gala launch was to take place), the scheduled events will not occur though an event is being planned for the fall.
Shortly after it goes live, I’ll provide comments to this post with any additional news.
Once you get to take a peak, please do post comments about what you found -- the neat, the bizarre, the helpful and the things that made you shout out loud!
Upfront with NGS previously wrote about this initiative in Making local history digital, searchable and accessible -- Seven pilot sites join national digital library project
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Digital Public library NOW live at http://dp.la/. A neat find for NC are maps showing the 1940 Enumeration Districts, as well of descriptions of the enumeration districts as well as many images (new and old).ReplyDelete
What have you found for your community?
The Legal Genealogist, Judy G Russell, has a great article about the "limitations" of this "new" library, Public library, not public domain, http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2013/04/19/public-library-not-public-domain/?fb_source=pubv1ReplyDelete
Update -- DPLA partners with David Rumsey Map Collection for metadata of 38,000 maps and images, http://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/2013/04/30/dpla-partners-with-david-rumsey-map-collection-for-metadata-of-38000-maps-and-images/ -- this is wonderful map collection. If you are not familiar with it, do check it out, http://www.davidrumsey.com/ReplyDelete