Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, recently gave a short speech in Brussels about digitization efforts in Europe.
On November 29th, 2011, Simmons GSLIS hosted a lecture by John Palfrey entitled “A Future for Libraries in a Digital-Plus Era”. The lecture was sponsored by the Allen Smith Visiting Scholars Program.
Talya Feldman discusses the DPLA and issues of access with research assistants Kenny and Ben.
John Palfrey, Chair of the DPLA Steering Committee, recently spoke about “A Future for Libraries” as part of the October 2011 MobilityShifts summit at The New School in New York City.
“The DPLA is a national project to provide access to digital content from libraries, museums, and archives in the United States. The project began in 2010, but only recently gained serious momentum with the generous funding contributions…”
Thompson Usiyan, a student at Berklee College of Music, shared his perspective on the DPLA.
“”Much of the final discussion revolved around local scanning and digitization projects; these form the underlying content foundations of both DPLA and NDPL…”
C.M. Rubin interviews Molly Raphael, President of the American Library Association, in this Huffington Post article.
Eric Riley is a librarian at the Washington, D.C. Public Library who spoke with us during a mid-morning break at the October 2011 Plenary conference.
“Held at the a Los Angeles Public Library’s (LAPL) grand Central Library, ‘Creating a Blueprint for Building a National Digital Public Library’ was an opportunity for public libraries to become engaged in the creation of the ‘Digital Public Library of America’ (DPLA).”