The Digital Public Library of America (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 aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used.
From the NPR story:
Right now, there are only about 4 million items on the DPLA’s site, but the collection is growing by about 500,000 new books and documents each month as more libraries from around the country come onboard.
Want to get involved? They have more info on the DPLA site.
By the way, this is what I found when searching Houston: click here!
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