With nearly 6 million featured items, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) deserves its place in any browser’s bookmarks. It features a wide range of items from libraries, museums and archives collected and indexed by this wonderful website. Acting like a Wikipedia for those interested in virtual exhibits, the Digital Library sets itself apart from others like it through a fresh, user-friendly interface which mimics the websites we’re closely attached to.
Digital Public Library of America – Bringing Knowledge and Resources Online
On the website you’ll find old documents, news articles from popular publications, pictures and even videos, along with awesome virtual exhibits form all the well-known public knowledge institutions in the US. Given that the website’s still constantly growing, we hope that one day, in order to view a certain item from a library, museum or exhibit, we would only need to visit the Digital Public Library of America and get free, unobtrusive access to it.
Browsing the items on the website can be done in several ways: simply searching for what might interest you, browsing the available exhibitions, exploring by place through an interactive map and exploring items by date (what important even took place at a given date). These things combined make for a fluid browsing experience which can keep you busy and stuck to the screen for hours on end. Oh, and the whole website is mobile-friendly as well.