2016 Press Releases

National Archives to Co-host DPLAfest 2016
Press Release · Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Washington, DC

DPLA is Now Accepting Session Proposals

The National Archives is pleased to announce that it has been selected to co-host Digital Public Library of America’s DPLAfest 2016, which will be held in Washington, DC, April 14–15, 2016.

The National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Library of Congress, are partnering to co-host DPLA’s third annual series of interactive workshops, hackathons, and discussions. Session proposals will be accepted through January 22, 2016.

Registration is scheduled to open in winter 2015/16. To see an early schedule and conference logistics, visit.

DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, eBooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy research. DPLAfest brings together librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers, technologists, publishers, authors, teachers, students, and many others to celebrate DPLA and its community of creative professionals.

“We are pleased to welcome DPLA back to the National Archives,” said Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero. “We are proud to be a leading DPLA content provider and to co-host this exciting event with our colleagues at the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress.”

Sessions will consist of 45-minute topical presentations, 90-minute hands-on workshops, and 5-minute lightning presentations. To review topics and themes from previous DPLAfests, check out the agendas from 2015 and 2013.

Read Archivist David S. Ferriero’s blog posts on DPLA:

Congratulations to the Digital Public Library of America

Digital Public Library of America

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You can keep up to date about DPLAfest 2016 by subscribing to its news list, bookmarking the DPLAfest 2016 homepage, keeping tabs on news and blog feed, or following on Twitter and Facebook, using hashtag #DPLAfest 2016.

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