FEDLINK Summit on the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Wednesday June 19, 2013

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Join your colleagues for a half-day symposium to learn about and shape federal library participation in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) initiative. The DPLA describes itself as “leading the first concrete steps toward the realization of a large-scale digital public library that will make the cultural and scientific record available to all.” (For more information on DPLA, visit their Website at


For federal libraries, the DPLA represents an extraordinary opportunity to make their unique collections available among the DPLA’s vast collections of public domain materials. The symposium will feature speakers from DPLA, a panel of federal libraries already exploring options for participation, and a technical panel from the Government Printing Office on using the FDsys solution as a means to bring collections to light despite IT constraints. Question and answer sessions will help the federal information community discover ways to participate in this initiative.


Guest speakers will be Maura Marx, Deputy Director, Office of Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Dan Cohen, Founding Executive Director, DPLA.



Wednesday June 19, 2013



9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.



Mumford Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress

or by Web cast


Metro and Directions

Blue & Orange Lines, Capitol South


Sponsor FEDLINK Education Working Group



Call FLICC (202) 707-4813 TTY (202) 707-4995 Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at [log in to unmask].


Registration This event is free but registration is required. To register, click here.


Cancellations Please notify FEDLINK at (202) 707-4813 if you cannot attend to allow those on the waiting list an opportunity to register.