Resources on the Net: Digital Special Collections and Tools for Locating and Evaluating Them
AbstractInspiration for the theme of this annotated bibliography can be attributed in part to the pomp and ceremony that preceded the launch of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) on April 18, 2013. In the eyes of its founders, the DPLA “brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.” The DPLA platform provides links to content from library collections located throughout the country and aggregates their metadata. [...]
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