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Notes from my summer library tour

Digital Public Library of America Director John Bracken shares reflections on how far the DPLA has gone this year:

"We’ve doubled the offerings in Open Bookshelf, our digital library of free ebooks, since launching it earlier in June. These products are in addition to the ongoing growth of our network and collections. District Digital and Plains to Peaks Collective recently became the newest contributors to DPLA. Our partners have contributed over 850,000 new items to DPLA this summer, bringing the total available to more than 22 million. Our member network also kicked off working groups on assessment, rights statements, outreach, metadata, and technology."


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