Bringing Special Collections Together at the Digital Public Library of America

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On Wednesday, January 7, at 6:00 PM, the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center and the San Francisco History Center present Dan Cohen, Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), in the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Public Library. Cohen will speak about this exciting new national project for our annual Holiday Lecture. He will address how Special Collections are able to share their collections more widely through DPLA. We encourage our library, archive, and museum colleagues to join us as we work to build the infrastructure for DPLA participation in California.

Dan Cohen is the Founding Executive Director of the DPLA, where he works to further the DPLA’s mission to make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all. Prior to his tenure, Dan was a Professor of History and the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

His books include Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web, and he most recently edited Hacking the Academy : New Approaches to Scholarship and Teaching From Digital Humanities. 

Editor’s Note: This event promoted by Susan Goldstein, City Archivist at the San Francisco Public Library.