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Smithsonian Institution Digital Public Library of America Partner

The Smithsonian Institution will join with the Digital Public Library of America to provide links to a wealth of the Institution’s cultural and scientific content. The DPLA pilot project, which combines and centralizes links to the collections of participating cultural institutions, launches April 18 in Boston.

The Smithsonian will serve as a digital content hub within the DPLA network, which provides links to the Smithsonian’s digital collection of books, journals, museum objects, manuscripts and videos. Through the DPLA, the Smithsonian Libraries will collaborate with renowned libraries, universities, archives and museums to reach a wide national audience. “Our contribution to the Digital Public Library of America supports one of the Smithsonian’s major strategic goals, which is to broaden access to the Smithsonian’s vast museum collections,” said Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian.

More information can be found at To find out more about the DPLA launch April 18 in Boston, visit

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