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
Funding DPLA: Reflections and New Opportunities

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Over the past five years, a diverse array of government agencies and private foundations has awarded grant funding to the Digital Public Library of America. Despite differing missions, these organizations have recognized DPLA’s potential with support for planning, human resources, hub development, and special initiatives tackling issues such as education and rights statements. During this session, a small group of DPLA funders will discuss how this landmark project responds to their respective missions and priorities. Session attendees will learn more about grant-funded projects undertaken by DPLA and partners, as well as funding opportunities for future work that may leverage or enhance DPLA. A Q&A will follow brief presentations from each funder.


Perry Collins

National Endowment for the Humanities

Trevor Owens

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Daniel Reid

Whiting Foundation

Doron Weber

Sloan Foundation

Joel Wurl

National Endowment for the Humanities

Thursday April 14, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
Library of Congress (Madison Building): Montpelier Room 101 Independence Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20540