The National Digital Public Library of America is Launched!

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The Digital Public Library of America has launched a beta of its discovery portal and open platform at noon ET today. The portal will deliver millions of materials found in American archives, libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions to students, teachers, scholars, and the public. Far more than a search engine, the portal will provide innovative ways to search and scan through its united collection of distributed resources. Special features will include a dynamic map, a timeline that allow users to visually browse by year or decade, and an app library that provides access to applications and tools created by external developers using DPLA’s open data. To the DPLA website

“The Digital Public Library of America, to be launched on April 18, is a 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…” Robert Darnton in an article announcing the launching at the the New York Review of Books (to the article)

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The admin of this website, an evangelical digital humanist, still aspiring to geekdom. In daylights I work as consultant to JPRESS, the Historical Jewish Press project (http://web.nli.org.il/sites/JPress/English/about/), teach Digital Humanities and Conceptual history at the Hebrew University and Bar Ilan University and I am editor of Contributions to the History of Concepts (www.historyofconcepts.org)