Category Archives: Special Collections

Digital Public Library of America

Have you heard of DPLA? If you haven’t, you’re in for a nice surprise! DPLA is an all-digital, national library that pulls together the metadata of digital objects (books, films, images, photographs, etc.) hosted by libraries, archives, and special collections around the country and amasses them in a single portal with a single, powerful search engine.

There’s tons of cool stuff to be discovered; and don’t worry if you don’t have time at work to peek around…DPLA has a library of apps to help you discover its content on your mobile device when you’re waiting for the train to arrive, sitting in a doctor’s office, or simply have a free moment to browse the possibilities. Interested in using DPLA for research? Try the guide I created!