DPLA receives $1.5 million grant for ebooks projects
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded DPLA a $1.5 million grant to expand its efforts to provide an improved ebook experience for libraries and their patrons.
DPLA recently launched the DPLA Exchange, an e-content marketplace built by libraries, for libraries. Member libraries can acquire open and licensed ebooks to serve their patrons.
DPLA is working to expand the discoverability, accessibility, and availability of ebooks for the general public. In addition to selling licensed content through the DPLA Exchange, DPLA has helped create free collections with the help of our Curation Corps of librarians.
DPLA facilitates and participates in ongoing discussions about ebooks and their future with the larger ebook community. We are especially excited to participate in growing the Library Simplified open-source software, developed by The New York Public Library.
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Ebook NewsBrowse the archives
- January 15, 2019
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded DPLA a $1.5 million grant. The grant will enable DPLA to…
- October 11, 2018
On the DPLA Ebooks Team, we are excited about our role supporting library-driven platforms for e-content delivery. Check out what we are up to this fall, and stay tuned for…
- June 21, 2018
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the launch of Open Bookshelf, a digital library collection of popular books free to download and handpicked by librarians…