The DPLA is now real. Go forth and explore.
It’s not very often you get to build a new library. Together, that’s what we will begin to do today. Starting with over two million items, each with its own special story and significance, the Digital Public Library of America will now begin to assemble the riches of our country’s libraries, archives, and museums, and connect them with the public.
-Dan Cohen, Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America
This great resource is now readily available to the public! A quick search for “Chicago” returns nearly 20,000 results; narrowing that search to items between 1900 and 1910 (just out of curiosity) yields more than 1,300 results. Check it out!
I played around yesterday and I can attest that it’s very cool.
This is superb!