DPLAfest 2016 has ended
Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Thursday, April 14 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Inside the black box: Influencing public policy to advance DPLA interests

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DPLAfest is in Washington, D.C. this year, with a new presidential Administration coming to town in less than a year, and a broad array of our information policy issues on the table. How can the DPLA community have an impact on our priority issues of concern such as copyright, funding for libraries and allied fields, digital preservation, and key DPLA application domains such as education and research? Come join two senior staffers of the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) to develop your understanding and ask questions.

This session includes the nuts and bolts of policy: What really happens inside the black box of D.C. political machinery? The transition to a new Administration will be used as the framework for explication, concluding with plans and thoughts for the months ahead. What should be done?


Larra Clark

Deputy Director, American Library Association

Alan Inouye

Sr. Director of Public Policy & Gvt Rels, American Library Association
@AlanSInouye on Twitter

Thursday April 14, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building): Whittall Pavilion 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540