DPLA Exchange

DPLA is currently piloting the DPLA Exchange (exchange.dp.la), a new model for a library-owned and library-centered ebook marketplace. The goal of the program is to demonstrate how DPLA can help libraries maximize access to ebooks for their patrons. The DPLA Exchange will allow libraries to select from more than two hundred thousand licensed titles, plus thousands of free open access titles through DPLA’s Open Bookshelf. To follow the progress of the DPLA Exchange and related ebook projects, sign up for ebook announcements on our DPLA Ebooks news list or email us at ebooks@dp.la.

The goal of the program is to demonstrate how DPLA can help libraries maximize access to ebooks for their patrons. For the pilot, DPLA sought out a mix of library types including a state library, a consortium, and both a large public library and one serving smaller and rural populations. The diverse group of pilot libraries includes Alameda County Library (CA); Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (PA); Connecticut State Library (CT); Califa Library Group (CA, KS); St. Mary’s County Library (MD) and Yavapai Library Network (AZ). After a preliminary period working with these selected libraries, DPLA will explore expanding the Exchange to more institutions.

Project Updates

Stay tuned for progress on the pilot and related projects. For more on the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant funding this project, visit Advancing Ebooks.