About This App
DC By the Book is a collaborative effort between librarians, experts in local fiction, local history organizations, and anyone who comes to the project site at . Our goal is to create a crowd-sourced map of the largely undiscovered rich body of literature set in D.C. that illuminate its social and geographic history. As of April 2014, we’ve collected 500 excerpts and counting! The project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Studies’ Library Services and Technology Act grant program. In 2014, IMLS provided additional funding for creation of this app. The project is based in DC Public Library’s Special Collections Department and curated by its staff.
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