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On this Holy Friday – a day of remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ for all humankind – An early Happy Easter — Feliz dia de Pascua to all!
Jesus has risen from the dead as our Savior. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
“I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore.”
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
From The DPLA:
BOSTON — This week marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Digital Public Library of America (http://dp.la), a groundbreaking all-digital library that brings together millions of items from America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. In celebration, DPLA is proud to announce the addition of six major new partners and other significant milestones that attest to the tremendous momentum the project has as it enters its second year.
The New York Public Library (NYPL) this week expanded access to the full breadth of its digital collections through its partnership with DPLA, a major increase over its initial contribution of 14,000 records at DPLA’s launch. Over 1 million digitized items from throughout the Library’s research holdings are available, significantly increasing DPLA’s offerings by nearly 20%.
The arrival of these new partners, as well as the addition of new items from NYPL, announced for the first time today, further underscore a year of remarkable forward progress for the young non-profit organization.
Since launching on April 18, 2013, DPLA has:
As DPLA moves into its second year of operation, we are delighted to announce that six major new partners — California Digital Library, Connecticut Digital Archive, U.S. Government Printing Office, Indiana Memory, Montana Memory Project, and The J. Paul Getty Trust — will participate as Content Hubs or statewideService Hubs, or will be joining an existing Service Hub. All will help to greatly expand DPLA’s offerings from their respective regions, contributing numerous new items to DPLA and bolstering the library’s distributed national infrastructure.
These new partners strengthen the geographic, cultural, and intellectual diversity of DPLA’s collections:
The California Digital Library, in collaboration with the ten-campus University of California (UC) Libraries system, will be launching as a DPLA Content Hub. In this role, CDL will be sharing metadata records from Calisphere, a website with approximately 250,000 digital primary source objects contributed by libraries, archives, and museums across the state. Additionally, CDL will be exploring new avenues for aggregating metadata records hosted outside of the Calisphere platform, and sharing those records with DPLA.
The Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA) is a service of the University of Connecticut Libraries, in partnership with the Connecticut State Library. The CTDA provides services to preserve and make available digital assets related to Connecticut and created by Connecticut-based libraries, archives, galleries, museums and non-profit cultural institutions. It is a means by which we can collectively and collaboratively insure the continued existence of and access to these resources. The CTDA will provide public access to digital resources related to Connecticut, and contributed by Connecticut-based institutions through a new Connecticut History Online portal launching in Fall 2014.
The J. Paul Getty Trust is a cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to critical thinking in the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world’s artistic legacy. Through the collective and individual work of its constituent programs — Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Foundation, J. Paul Getty Museum, and Getty Research Institute — it serves both the general interested public and a wide range of professional communities. Through its partnership with DPLA, The Getty Research Institute will aggregate metadata to its rare and unique collections in art history and visual culture including books from the 15th through 21st centuries, rare and documentary photograph collections, manuscripts, prints, sketchbooks, architectural drawings, artist papers, and archives that provide perspectives on artistic production. It will also contribute metadata from the Getty Research Portal, which aggregates metadata for thousands of digitized art history texts from a growing number of art libraries from across the United States.
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government. Through this partnership between GPO and DPLA, the public will be able to access the growing collection of Government documents provided by GPO. Examples include: the Federal Budget, laws such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Federal regulations and Congressional hearings, reports and documents. GPO has partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program.
Indiana Memory is a collaborative effort of Indiana libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions that provides free access to digital collections reflecting Indiana’s heritage from the earliest fossil records to present day. Collections encompass a wide variety of 360,000 unique digital materials such as correspondence from the early Northwest Territorial government officials, Civil War soldiers’ portraits, Indy 500 photographs and memorabilia from the Mercury space program as well as reflections of everyday life through historic newspapers, oral histories, letters home from soldiers, and family photographs.
The Montana Memory Project provides access to digital collections and items relating to Montana’s cultural heritage and government. These collections and items document the Montana experience. Many of these items are digitized copies of historic material, and some items are contemporary. All serve as a resource for education, business, pleasure, and lifelong learning. The Montana Memory Project is a statewide project of the Montana State Library and the Montana Historical Society Research Center, and it is participating in DPLA via the Mountain West Digital Library, which itself is a Service Hub.
In another significant announcement released today, DPLA is excited to share that it has lowered the threshold for prospective Content Hubs to 200,000 items, down from the 250,000 item boundary set in place at the start of the Hubs program in September 2012. “By lowering the Content Hub threshold to 200,000 items, we hope to establish more direct partnerships with large content holders among America’s libraries, archives and museums,” said DPLA Director of Content Emily Gore.
“Thanks to the incredible engagement of our community and the extraordinary support of our funders, all of whom believe strongly in what we’re doing, we have achieved a remarkable amount in just one year,” said DPLA Executive Director Dan Cohen. “I harbored a secret hope we would double the collection in the first year, so to arrive at this springtime with triple the number of items of last year, and more importantly a rapidly growing circle of hubs who have joined us to bring together America’s cultural and scientific riches, I couldn’t be more elated. From just a bold idea a few years ago we can now begin to see the possibility, with additional support, of a complete national network of hubs, and the expansive uses for our unified collection, from the classroom to local and family history to the latest smartphone apps. And we are eager to pursue an even broader range of items, such as the audiovisual materials and recent books the public often enjoys.”
John Palfrey, President of DPLA’s Board of Directors, echoed Cohen’s remarks. “The first year of the DPLA’s operation has exceeded all expectations,” he said. “These are still very early days and much remains to be done. The tiny staff and growing volunteer network that makes the DPLA possible deserves all of our thanks. They are charting a very bright future for DPLA and for digital library services through their hard work.”
“The ancient Library of Alexandria has met the modern World Wide Web and given rise to the Digital Public Library of America, an unprecedented experiment in collaborative collection, curation and universal access to all forms of knowledge and culture,” said Doron Weber, Vice President Programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a lead funder. “DPLA is the first truly open, integrated, non-commercial network of online resources that draws from all corners of the nation’s living heritage—from the grass roots to the Ivory Towers—for the education and empowerment of all. It’s a dream many of us labored long and hard to reach, and it’s exhilarating to watch it begin to take interactive shape after only one year.”
The Digital Universe of Opportunities: Rich Data and the Increasing Value of the Internet of Things (EMC Digital Universe with Research & Analysis by IDC )
Just as there are physical laws that govern
the physical universe, so are there spiritual laws
that govern your relationship with God.
God loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your life.
“God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever
believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, NIV).
[Christ speaking] “I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly”
[that it might be full and meaningful] (John 10:10).
Why is it that most people are not experiencing that abundant life?
Man is sinful and separated from God.
Therefore, he cannot know and experience
God’s love and plan for his life.
Man is Sinful
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Man was created to have fellowship with God; but, because of his own stubborn
self-will, he chose to go his own independent way and fellowship with God was broken.
This self-will, characterized by an attitude of active rebellion or passive indifference,
is an evidence of what the Bible calls sin.
Man Is Separated
“The wages of sin is death” [spiritual separation from God] (Romans 6:23).
|This diagram illustrates that God is holy and man is sinful. A great gulf separates the two. The arrows illustrate that man is continually trying to reach God and the abundant life through his own efforts, such as a good life, philosophy, or religion
-but he inevitably fails.The third law explains the only way to bridge this gulf…
Jesus Christ is God’s only provision for man’s sin.
Through Him you can know and experience
God’s love and plan for your life.
He Died In Our Place
“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
He Rose from the Dead
“Christ died for our sins… He was buried… He was raised on the third day,
according to the Scriptures… He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve.
After that He appeared to more than five hundred…” (1 Corinthians 15:3-6).
He Is the Only Way to God
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life, no one comes to
the Father but through Me’” (John 14:6).
|This diagram illustrates that God has bridged the gulf that separates us from Him by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in our place to pay the penalty for our sins.
It is not enough just to know these three laws…
We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord;
then we can know and experience God’s love and plan for our lives.
We Must Receive Christ
“As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children
of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12).
We Receive Christ Through Faith
“By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves,
it is the gift of God; not as result of works that no one should boast” (Ephesians 2:8,9).
When We Receive Christ, We Experience a New Birth
(Read John 3:1-8.)
We Receive Christ Through Personal Invitation
[Christ speaking] “Behold, I stand at the door and knock;
if any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him” (Revelation 3:20).
Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting
Christ to come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us what He wants us to be.
Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died on the cross
for our sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience.
We receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of the will.
These two circles represent two kinds of lives:
S-Self is on the throne
-Christ is outside the life
-Interests are directed by self, often
resulting in discord and frustration
-Christ is in the life and on the throne
S-Self is yielding to Christ,
resulting in harmony with God’s plan
-Interests are directed by Christ,
resulting in harmony with God’s plan
Which circle best represents your life?
Which circle would you like to have represent your life?
The following explains how you can receive Christ:
You Can Receive Christ Right Now by Faith Through Prayer
(Prayer is talking with God)
God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude
of your heart. The following is a suggested prayer:
Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life.
Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? If it does, I invite you to pray this
prayer right now, and Christ will come into your life, as He promised.
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