July 15, 2014
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an all-digital library that aggregates metadata — or information describing an item — and thumbnails for more than 7 million photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums around the united states.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.
Software developers, researchers, and others can use API to create novel environments for learning, tools for discovery, and engaging apps. One example of a great app that developers have created using API is called FindDPLA. This allows you to to see DPLA’s related text and images for any Wikipedia article. FindDPLA is an easy-to-install tool that pulls up relevant content from the DPLA any time you view a Wikipedia article.