Monday, June 29, 2015
Sloan Foundation Backs Digital Public Library of America's Push to Serve All 50 States by 2017
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. DPLA provides public access to more than 10 million items – including the written word plus works of art and culture – from 1,600 institutions.
“The Sloan and Knight foundations have been such generous contributors to DPLA’s success, from our planning phase to the rapid build-out of our national network,” said Dan Cohen, executive director of the Digital Public Library of America. “With these twin grants, we will be able to bring online 16 new states, and approach completion of that network....”