Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Visit the Digital Public Library of America

Bear on side of car with photographer taking its
picture, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Photo Credit: Clemson University Libraries
A little over a year ago (April 2013), the Digital Public Library of America launched. If you're looking for photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images and more, the DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of these items from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. The DPLA describes the items and provides the link to the original object on the partner website (i.e., the museum or institution that participates in the DPLA).

Participating institutions include the Smithsonian and the New York Public Library.

Users can browse and search DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, virtual bookshelf, and faceted search; save and share customized lists of items; and explore digital exhibitions such as This Land is Your Land: Parks and Public Spaces, featuring the photo of the bear looking in the car above.

Celebrate DPLA's first birthday by checking out the wealth of resources that have been added to this amazing website!

Related sites of interest:

~ Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian

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