What is the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)?

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The DPLA is the first national project to make the holdings of America’s research libraries, archives, and museums available to all Americans, and eventually to everyone in the world, online and free of charge! How is this possible? If you are intrigued, and have a million questions, please read the questions and answers about DPLA as provided by Director of Content Emily Gore in a recent online post at http://tinyurl.com/ccuvrn8.

The “in person” event launch for DPLA in Boston was to be April 18, 2013, but due to the Boston Marathon tragedy, which happened directly across the street, there has been a slight change in plans. The online site will go live as scheduled with online help to assist users. See the Dan Cohen link below for more detail.

Other Links to Learn More About DPLA

Official Site of DPLA
Wikipedia entry on DPLA
The National Digital Public Library Is Launched! April 25, 2013 New York Review of Books