L’attesa DPLA – Digital Public Library of America, annunciata da molti mesi, è stata ufficialmente inaugurata poche ore fa. La DPLA contiene 2 milioni e 400 mila documenti.
Leggi qui la notizia:
“The Digital Public Library of America has launched a beta of its website today. The previously planned launch event was to be held at the Boston Public Library this week, but was cancelled as a result of the Boston marathon bombings.The DPLA’s portal brings together the digital collections of public libraries and museums across the country, hoping to offer a streamlined, one stop destination for searching archives.
The project is still in beta, but it launches with several special sections beyond its search portal, including a map and timeline which allow users to browse and search information and items visually, and a library of applications, giving users access to apps created by developers using the DPLA’s API. At the time of launch, the app library includes two applications, both for searching and visualizing the DPLA collections.
The Library also launches with several special exhibitions, including A History of Survivance: 19th c. Upper Midwest Native American Resources in the DPLA, developed with the Minnesota Digital Library, This Land Is Your Land: Parks and Public Spaces, developed by the South Carolina Digital Library, and Boston Sports Temples, developed by the Digital Commonwealth.
The DPLA launches with 2.4 million records, including access to the illuminated 1514 manuscript of The Book of Hours, daguerrotypes of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, and works by Thomas Jefferson”.