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Sunday, 27th October 2013

Digital Public Library of America Launches Book Browsing Tool - DPLA Bookshelf

By Africa S. Hands

From DPLA blog:

At its DPLAfest–taking place on October 24-25 in Boston—the Digital Public Library of America introduced a new way to browse over a million online books it has added to its collection. DPLA Bookshelf lets the user scroll a visual representation of a bookshelf that provides all the instantaneous power the digital world provides.

DPLA Bookshelf was created by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, based on its Stacklife project. With the help of a Beta Sprint grant from the DPLA, the group had created an earlier version that mashed up several book sites, including the DPLA’s book offerings.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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