Press

This section is to help collect conversations about the DPLA happening in other spheres. If you come across an article, blog post, or other piece discussing the DPLA (or if you write one yourself), please let us know.

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Press: “A bookshelf the size of the world: Inside the vision for the largest library in history”

“This library would include the digitized collections of the country’s great research institutions, but it would also bring in other media – video, music, film – as well as the collection of Web pages maintained by the Internet Archive.”

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Press: “Unequal Access”

From Karen Coyle: “It occurs to me as I write this that the ‘Digital Public Library of America’ could create an information revolution in this country by upgrading the access of the general public to that of an academic or student in a large college or university, without ever digitizing a single page.”

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Press: “Maura Marx: A Renaissance Woman in the Digital Stacks”

“As the executive director of the Open Knowledge Commons, Marx is currently working with a wide assortment of library professionals, computer experts, authors, publishers, educators, government representatives, private industry, cultural organizations, and others as they pull the Digital Public Library of America into being.”

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Press: “A Conference Even a Curmudgeon Enjoyed”

From Bob Berring: “But on June 16, 2011, The Future of Law Libraries Conference at the Harvard Law School gave me new hope. John Palfrey and his staff, with special nods to Meg Kribble, put on a stimulating, provocative and, well, classy event.”

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Press: “Update on the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)”

From Ben Alper: “Since we’ve discussed this exciting initiative in the past, I thought I’d update readers of this blog on the status of the Digital Public Library of America.”

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Press: “Thursday Threads: History and How-To of Search, DPLA Update, Searching for Jim Gray”

“With the annual meeting of the American Library Association out of the way and two major holidays (Canada Day and U.S. Independence Day) behind us, the summer can now start. My formal vacation comes next month, and I haven’t yet decided what to do with DLTJ Thursday Threads during that week.”

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Press: “DPLA and its larger promise…”

From David Curry: “Over the last several months, we have been following the spirited DPLA listserve discussion on what a “Digital Public Library of America” might strive to become (and what it might presume to preclude).”

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Press: “DPLA steering committee still secretive, as shown by LibraryCity’s survey of SC members of Harvard-hosted digital library initiative”

From David Rothman: “I’m dismayed that Harvard so far is tolerating the DPLA’s secrecy, especially when DPLA committee member Carl Malamud has beaten the drums again and again for government openness and was an Internet broadcasting pioneer.”

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Press: “What might the DPLA end up being?”

John Palfrey’s June 30, 2011 video update on the DPLA’s progress is embedded in this blog entry.

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Press: “Q. & A. with DPLA leader John Palfrey on closed meetings, the controversial P Word and other governance issues”

From David Rothman: “We’re indebted to the Digital Public Library of America, hosted by Harvard’s Berkman Center, for raising interest in the national digital library issue.”

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