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Digital Public Library of America opens

Desert Dancer 18 Apr 13 - 05:00 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 18 Apr 13 - 06:22 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 18 Apr 13 - 07:13 PM
Amos 19 Apr 13 - 01:28 AM
Nigel Parsons 19 Apr 13 - 04:48 AM
GUEST,Lavengro 19 Apr 13 - 07:13 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 19 Apr 13 - 12:28 PM
Desert Dancer 02 May 13 - 11:56 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 03 May 13 - 12:00 PM
Desert Dancer 04 May 13 - 10:41 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 04 May 13 - 12:03 PM
JohnInKansas 05 May 13 - 11:37 AM
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Subject: Digital Public Library of America opens
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 05:00 PM

The Digital Public Library of America is now open. dp.la

From the "About" page:
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. 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, through its three main elements:

1. A portal that delivers students, teachers, scholars, and the public to incredible resources, wherever they may be in America. Far more than a search engine, the portal provides innovative ways to search and scan through the united collection of millions of items, including by timeline, map, format, and topic.

2. A platform that enables new and transformative uses of our digitized cultural heritage. With an application programming interface (API) and maximally open data, the DPLA can be used by software developers, researchers, and others to create novel environments for learning, tools for discovery, and engaging apps.

3. An advocate for a strong public option in the twenty-first century. For most of American history, the ability to access materials for free through public libraries has been a central part of our culture, producing generations of avid readers and a knowledgeable, engaged citizenry. The DPLA will work, along with like-minded organizations and individuals, to ensure that this critical, open intellectual landscape remains vibrant and broad in the face of increasingly restrictive digital options. The DPLA will seek to multiply openly accessible materials to strengthen the public option that libraries represent in their communities.

Here is an interview with the director: Now, With No Further Ado, We Present... The Digital Public Library of America!: Three questions with the Digital Public Library of America's executive director (Rebecca Rosen at The Atlantic online)

The "three" questions in the interview are,
- "What is the Digital Public Library of America? What do you hope it will become?"
- "Can you give us examples of collections or items that are part of the DPLA that people can look forward to exploring?"
- "I think everybody has an understanding about the role a public library plays in their town and in their own lives. Can you talk about how the Digital Public Library of America fits in with the role of libraries going forward in the 21st century?"

The answers are longer than appropriate to paste here, so go check it out.

It will be exciting to explore and to see what people make of this as it goes forward.

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Digital Public Library of America opens
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 06:22 PM

Dear DD,

WONDERFUL

Sometimes I wonder why....(I hang around this fetid well of miscreantes)

and then two recent insights, "Abient Findability"

percolate through the thick rewashed grounds....

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


Thank You


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Subject: RE: Digital Public Library of America opens
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 07:13 PM

Search results can be peculiar.

For some time I have been looking for an older map of Santa Fe, NM, in order to try to identify a chapel and graveyard that was housed over in the 1940s.
I entered Santa Fe city map in this dippy la and ended up with seven items, none having to do with the city.

Santa Fe NM map yielded two items from Utah.

The New Mexico Historical website has thousands of images on line; I got tired of searching for photographic images there and started writing curators. Maybe one will answer.

I can't believe that I have the only photograph of the site.


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Subject: RE: Digital Public Library of America opens
From: Amos
Date: 19 Apr 13 - 01:28 AM

Thanks, Becky. A potentially wonderful link!


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Subject: RE: Digital Public Library of America opens
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Apr 13 - 04:48 AM

Q: I don't know whether it's any help, but a quick google found a 1934 map: Here

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Digital Public Library of America opens
From: GUEST,Lavengro
Date: 19 Apr 13 - 07:13 AM

Thanks Becky,

Fantastic resource.


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Subject: RE: Digital Public Library of America opens
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 Apr 13 - 12:28 PM

The DPLA site has too few alliances so far to be of value. Perhaps in the future.


Digrtession to Nigel:

Nigel, thanks. The location seems out of place, but the little map is not scaled.

The location was about 100 yards north of the 300 block of Washington Ave. on the SE slope of the "Fort Marcy" hill. The map seems to show it farther out.

I will look for a more detailed city map of the period. I have been watching Ebay, where older city maps sometimes are offered.


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Subject: RE: Digital Public Library of America opens
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 02 May 13 - 11:56 PM

Q, the DPLA has just allied with the David Rumsey Map Collection. Maybe you'll find something there?

DPLA press release

Oh the Places You'll Go: 38,000 Historical Maps to Explore at New Online Library (Rebecca J. Rosen at The Atlantic)

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Digital Public Library of America opens
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 May 13 - 12:00 PM

No results for Rumsey, not even New Mexico. Only general regional maps of that part of the U.S. Until state historical content is obtained, will DPLA be useful for detailed or local information.


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Subject: RE: Digital Public Library of America opens
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 04 May 13 - 10:41 AM

Yes, it's not there yet.

However, there are search results for "santa fe new mexico map. There are five results for a search on "santa fe map".

The search engine is a little crude. It will be interesting to see what apps arise.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Digital Public Library of America opens
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 May 13 - 12:03 PM

Thanks, Desert Dancer, your search parameters were better than mine.
No joy, however. One inset map similar to the one found by Nigel, but lacking the note of location of the chapel and graveyard that was on the one he turned up.

I have emailed the curator of the Archdiosese of Santa Fe. They should have the records.


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Subject: RE: Digital Public Library of America opens
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 05 May 13 - 11:37 AM

Genealogists make frequent use of a site called something like "find-a-grave" that is specialized for locating cemeteries and individual graves, with lots of images of markers posted by users. The site is "searchable by state" according to my resident necrophiliac.

This site is linked into the "ancestry.com" setup which requires a subscription, with fees, for most uses, but Lin says http://www.findagrave.com might get you into where you can search for what you want. There is a "sign in" entry, but it appears that you don't have to register or join to search. (Lin says she's been using it for so long she doesn't remember ever "joining.")

I haven't made personal use of it, but being tasked with keeping her stuff backed up I have noticed that her "tombstones" folder has about 1784 images, so she must be having some success but may also use other resources.

I believe this is the same site where people can request a local volunteer to check out a cememtary and send them a picture of an individual marker, so anyone interested in looking for random dead people can volunteer and have something to do with their weekends.

John


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Subject: RE: Digital Public Library of America opens
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 May 13 - 03:43 PM

A very nice nice gentleman did that for me, from the find-the-dead database. My dad swore my ggranddad died in MT due to injuries with rr bull and a UT blizzard, but the death certificate says it was nefritis which could be kidney diseas. No one ever heard a clue about it before ny "freind."

Becky, it looks like a lot of people have done tons of work and have still LOTS more to do. Hats off to them and you for keeping an eye out.

kat


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Subject: RE: Digital Public Library of America opens
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 05 May 13 - 06:43 PM

Laf Kat....

could you please translate your above posting?

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

"stoned and in-pain from Colorado" has more than a little confusion.


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Subject: RE: Digital Public Library of America opens
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 May 13 - 08:37 PM

More digression-
The graveyard and chapel I am trying to document is, for New Mexico, pre-find-a-grave (c. 1850 and earlier) material. All original markers rotted. The bones were collected about 1940 from the unmarked graves and put in big bins until removal. Area now covered with upscale houses.
Dunno where the Archdiocese of Santa Fe reburied them.
Graveyards from the Spanish and Mexican days are covered, if at all, in RC registries.

A Taos cemetary is a source of discord because when the U.S. took over, some of the old Spanish burials were "reworked" and the sites used for the Americanos such as Kit Carson and his descendents.


I documented a couple of pioneer graveyards, abandoned, in central Alberta. Surrounded by farm fields, access fenced off, and in one, many of the stones were removed shortly after I photographed them. The other still has a descendant in the area who looks after it, so has not been disturbed.


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