I have written about the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) in a previous post. It brings the digital resources of hundreds of resources together in one interactive interface. DPLA is a small organization and has reached out to interested parties to help promote their work. The Community Rep is a DPLA program that seeks to promote DPLA both in the US and internationally. Each Community Rep has volunteered to work on DPLA promotional activities in their respective area. Some areas have multiple volunteers and other areas only have 1 for the whole state. I happen to be the only Community Rep in North Dakota. I am very excited to have this role since DPLA offers such great resources– all at the tips of your fingers.
Working on a report and need some visuals?–DPLA has millions of images including works of art, photos, cartoons, etc. from all over the country including the Minnesota Digital Library, Mountain West Digital Library and Montana Memory.
Would you like to see some news clips of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at a a mass meeting? They have those and many other audio and video recordings.
Need to know how to survive the zombie apocalypse?–OK, it may not have anything on that particular topic but let’s face it— if you were in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, you’re not going to have time to read. However, you can find text works like theses, government documents, books, pamphlets, etc. that address zombies and popular culture. Isn’t that a good enough reason to check it out?