Following up on our earlier post this week on free and open educational resources on the web, there's even better news to report. As of yesterday, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is now live. More than three years in the making, the library brings together the collections of museums, universities, public libraries and other institutions around the USA in one central and accessible place. There are millions of items to discover, from books and manuscripts to movies, photographs and sound recordings.
On the other side of the (virtual) Atlantic, Europeana is the DPLA's continental counterpart. It also offers a cultural treasure trove that's free to explore, from Europe's leading galleries, archives and libraries. It also has a blog, and even its own Pinterest feed.