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Thursday, November 20 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Using the Collection and Technology of the Digital Public Library of America for Open Education

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The Digital Public Library of America holds millions of openly available items from over a thousand libraries, archives, and museums in the United States. It also runs a technology platform and API that can serve that rich content not only on its site but across other sites and apps. DPLA Executive Director Dan Cohen will discuss the ways that DPLA is currently used in open education, ranging from traditional classroom use to experimental software. He will also explore methods for discovery, exploration, and serendipity in DPLA, and how others can get started using this expansive resource.

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Dan Cohen

Executive Director, Digital Public Library of America
Dan Cohen is the Founding Executive Director of the DPLA, where he works to further the DPLA’s mission to make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all. Prior to his tenure, Dan was the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. At the Center, Dan oversaw projects ranging from new publishing ventures (PressForward) to online collections (September 11... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Roanoke

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