We invited two artists from ImageThink to join us at last week’s Digital Public Library of America plenary meeting to create a visual record of the day’s discussions.
“Enter the nonprofit alternative for bringing the world’s books online for all readers: the newly-funded Digital Public Library of America.”
One of the settled principles of DPLA is that access should be free at the point of the end-user.
Kara Novak writes about the October 21 Plenary Meeting in Washington DC for PublicKnowledge.org
“The push by Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society to create a large-scale digital library got a $5 million boost on Oct. 21.”
“The Digital Public Library of America doesn’t exist yet, but it’s closer to becoming a reality.”
“Last Thursday and Friday, a group of librarians, scholars, industry leaders, and educators came together for the first plenary meeting to begin serious plans for a ‘Digital Public Library of America.”
The Digital Public Library of America, an initiative spearheaded by Harvard faculty members, is making fast progress toward developing a fully operational online database of existing digitized works by April 2013.
Although the project is still financially, logistically, and technologically in the conceptual and planning phase, it has certainly generated plenty of enthusiasm.
As work moves forward in our six workstreams, we encourage you to add your voice.