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Saturday, April 6 • 8:15am - 9:00am
S702 Transforming Access and Promotion through the Digital Public Library of America

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The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) provides an innovative platform to expand awareness and encourage use of archival collections across the MAC region. Speakers from three repositories and a representative from a DPLA state hub discuss sharing digital objects with a national audience and explore the impact of participating in a DPLA Hub.
DPLA is transforming archives through technological change and collaboration with DPLA improves discoverability and accessibility, expands the digital representation of diverse communities, creates value across the network, and encourages the use of historical materials by a wider range of scholars, teachers, students, and the general public.
Speakers will highlight several projects and collaborations across three states. A project underway at Wayne State University to digitize collections from underserved communities includes a new statewide digital portal for the Michigan Hub and educational tools for the cultural content. Marquette University will discuss its work in the consultant network for the Wisconsin Hub and its collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee to assist smaller repositories seeking to build capacity and engage digital projects. As one of DPLAs initial service hubs, the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) will discuss how its premier project, Minnesota Reflections, encourages new uses of digital collections and assists organizations of all sizes to increase capacity for digital literacy.


Erik Nordberg

Wayne State University


Richard Adler

Michigan DPLA Service Hub

Amy Cooper Cary

Marquette University
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Molly Huber

Minnesota Digital Library Outreach Coordinator, Minitex
Molly Huber joined the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) in 2014, having previously worked at the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. As MDL's Outreach Coordinator, she develops and manages digital projects for MDL as well as taking part in planning and... Read More →

Saturday April 6, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am CDT
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