The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Secretariat is delighted to
release a request for proposals (RFP) for the design and development of a
prototype front-end portal for the DPLA.
The DPLA seeks a skilled interactive agency to design and develop a website to
facilitate the creative discovery, sharing, and use of multimedia library
materials among the general public. This prototype website will serve as a
gesture toward the possibilities for a future, fully built out DPLA.
Proposals should be submitted electronically by 11:59 PM ET on Monday, August
20, 2012 to Rebekah Heacock (dpla at cyber.law.harvard.edu). Questions can be
directed via email to Rebekah Heacock.
Follow-up conversations with prospective teams will take place from August
21-26; we plan to announce our decision on August 27 in order to begin work by
September 4, 2012.
About the Project
The DPLA front end website will serve as a creative, interactive platform for
the general public to discover, share, and use books, photographs, audio and
video recordings, and cultural heritage objects online. The most important
function is the display and consumption of digital library content and
Proposals should describe the process applicants would follow to define,
design, and build a website that will delight users and gesture toward the
possibilities of a highly interactive, fully built out national digital
library. The website should build upon the back-end platform currently under
development (see the full proposal for more information).
More information is available
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