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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Digital Public Library of America adds 390,000 images from University of Florida

In a recent blog post, the Digital Public Library of America announced,
The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) have partnered with DPLA by contributing more than 390,000 items, including antique maps, rare books, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, newspapers, and research publications. All will become accessible to DPLA’s global audience of students, teachers, scholars, developers, and the public.
The significance of this acquisition to the genealogical community is illustrated by the following:
The Smathers Libraries collections will bring a new, diverse set of perspectives to DPLA’s holdings. For example, more than 150,000 issues of Florida and Caribbean newspapers, historical to current, provide insight into the news and history of Florida, the Caribbean, and circum-Caribbean.
The records from the University of Florida will be added to the over 7 million items already in the DPLA.

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