In several of the presentations I have done in the last few months, I have discussed either the digitized books at FamilySearch.org or Digital Public Library of America. If not discusses, they have been in my handouts.
Now, those two efforts are collaborating. As the FamilySearch blog states, “In concert with the American Library Association national conference in Orlando, Florida, this week, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and FamilySearch International, the largest genealogy organization in the world, have signed an agreement that will expand access to FamilySearch.org’s growing free digital historical book collection to DPLA’s broad audience of users including genealogists, researchers, family historians, students, and more.”
These are the libraries currently associated with the FamilySearch digital books. I have also viewed some periodicals.
By golly, we may be catching up to some other countries that have extensive materials online at a national level. Read the post here.
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