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TSLAC Launches Texas Digital Archive

Today’s recommended reading is “Texas State Library and Archives Commission Launches Texas Digital Archive.”

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) announces the launch of the Texas Digital Archive (TDA), a searchable online repository designed to manage, preserve, and provide access to the electronic records collections held at the Texas State Archives. Virtual visitors are invited to explore our shared heritage through digitized prints, photographs, documents and manuscripts made available through a $706,593 appropriation for the 2016-2017 biennium from the 84th legislative session.

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Source: Texas State Library and Archives Commission Launches Texas Digital Archive | TSLAC

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NPR story on Digital Public Library of America

NPR has a great story about the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). What is the DPLA?

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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