On behalf of the Digital Public Library of America Secretariat, I would like to invite you and your community to attend the DPLA’s third major public event, DPLA Midwest<http://dp.la/get-involved/events/dplamidwest/>, taking place on October 11-12, 2012 at the Chicago Public Library in Chicago, IL. Convened by the DPLA Secretariat at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and co-hosted by the Chicago Public Library, the event will bring together a wide range of stakeholders in a broad, open forum to facilitate innovation, collaboration, and connections across the DPLA effort.
DPLA Midwest will introduce the new DPLA Board of Directors, showcase the first steps toward the development of the online DPLA prototype, feature comments from participants in the Digital Hubs Pilot Project<http://dp.la/2012/07/26/national-endowment-for-the-humanities-announces-award-to-support-development-of-dpla/>, and continue to provide opportunities for public participation in the work of the DPLA, including in a full day of DPLA workstream meetings on October 11.
Limited scholarships to support participation in DPLA Midwest are available for those who are traveling from distant areas. We heartily encourage your students to apply by Friday, September 28, 2012. Scholarship amounts will vary, but are intended to apply to travel and accommodation costs for out-of-town participants. Preference will be given to applicants who have not yet attended a DPLA event.
To apply, please send us an email in which you include a paragraph describing your interest in DPLA Midwest, which days you would like to attend, and, to the extent possible, an estimation of your financial need. Please address your application firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> with the subject line “DPLA Midwest Scholarship Application.”
For more information about the DPLA and DPLA Midwest, including registration information, please visit the DPLA homepage:http://dp.la/.
Director, DPLA Secretariat