This coming February, Nate Hill (Chattanooga Public Library) and SJ Klein (Wikipedia) from the DPLA will host a pre-conference hackfest as well as present during the Code4Lib Conference in Chicago.
This is the second in an occasional series of articles from John Palfrey that will explore issues surrounding
The first post in a series exploring the collections of the DPLA’s seven service hubs—looking for hidden treasures and getting to know our hubs a bit better. This week, we investigate Digital Commonwealth.
This week’s digest brings up a new Pew Internet report about how patrons are using library services and websites, the UK is changing its copyright laws to reflect digital concerns, how NYC’s library patronage is growing and changing, the everlasting struggle for publishing companies to find an ebook model that “works”, and finally, an exploration of the University of Cambridge’s digital library.
In 2010, university librarians met in a national conference and decided to create an alternative called the Digital Public Library of America. Operating under the auspices of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, it would archive every book in the public domain and offer them online to anyone. The library’s prototype is expected to launch this year.
The DPLA and European’s new joint exhibition, “Leaving Europe,” is a learning tool, but it’s also a gateway to accessing the wealth of digital documents that its host organizations have to offer.
The DPLA announces the formation of a small search committee to interview a slate of promising candidates for the role of Executive Director.
This week’s digest covers the Library of Congress’s efforts to create fully-web enabled bibliographic descriptions, the digitization of the 2,000 year old Ten Commandments manuscript, what HathiTrust has been up to lately, one man’s look into how ebooks change the marketing of books within a library context, and finally, an exploration of Yemen’s new digital library.
The DPLA and Europeana announce the launch of Leaving Europe: A new life in America, an all-new virtual exhibition that tells the story of European emigration to the US during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Leadership of the DPLA is a unique and extraordinary opportunity for a talented individual to shape service to the global community and make a remarkable impact on society.