DPLA now available

Friday brought the launch of the much-anticipated Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Digital objects from a number of repositories across the country, including the Kentucky Digital Library and Lowcountry Digital Library, are now searchable via a single portal. Among these are materials from the Rosenthall Judaica collection, a digitization project I undertook while at the College of Charleston.

Seitenstettengasse Synagogue (City Synagogue), Vienna, Austria, undated
Seitenstettengasse Synagogue (City Synagogue), Vienna, Austria, undated

DP.LA also hosts several exhibits featuring materials from the six service hubs. Topics include activism, the Great Depression and New Deal, and national parks. University of Kentucky Libraries staff collaborated on Indomitable Spirits: Prohibition in the United States, which spotlights images, documents, oral histories, and newspapers from the Kentucky Digital Library.

Police officers and illegal liquor, Northfield, Minnesota, 1930. Courtesy of the Northfield Historical Society, Northfield, Minnesota.