The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched a beta of its discovery portal and open platform. The portal delivers millions of materials found in American archives, libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions to students, teachers, scholars, and the public.
As part of the Europeana Newspapers project, which aims to aggregate and refine of newspaper content as part of the freely accessible online service Europeana, The European Library undertook a survey to identify and analyse all newspaper collections digitized by national, research and public libraries in Europe by 2012.
The exhibition of original work, "Marquise’s pencil: Women in Latvian printmaking (1970-1990)", can be viewed in the Small Exhibition hall at the National Library of Latvia (NLL, 5th Floor, 14 K. Barona Street). The exhibition features Lolitas Zikmane’s, Jeļenas Antimonova’s, and Neles Zirnīte’s prints.
This week the Ambassador of Italy to Latvia H.E. Giovanni Polizzi visited the National Library of Latvia building site together with his partner and several Embassy representatives. The National Library of Latvia (NLL) Director Andris Vilks and his colleagues, among them Andrea Laudanna, the Italian born technical Director of "Nacionālā Būvkompāniju apvienība" (the "National Association of Builders") escorted The Ambassador through the new Library building – the Castle of Light.
News has reached Latvia that architect Gunnar Birkerts has been nominated for the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal 2013 and stands as on of the final candidates for this prestigious award. It signifies the international recognition and high acclamation for his years of creative work, among them the National Library of Latvia building.
To mark the beginning of a unique digital collaboration, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Europeana are pleased to announce the launch of Leaving Europe: A new life in America. The all-new virtual exhibition tells the story of European emigration to the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries.
A group of 17 European partner institutions have joined forces in the "Europeana Newspapers" project to, over the next 3 years, provide more than 18 million newspaper pages to the online service Europeana. Europeana is a single access point to millions of digitised books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records sourced from throughout Europe.