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.
July 11, 2012
Nate Hill, a member of the Audience & Participation workstream, is featured as the Chattanooga Public Library’s new assistant director of technology and digital initiatives.
July 9, 2012
Pamela Samuleson examines the nuances of copyright as the DPLA endeavors to achieve a comprehensive, national digital library.
June 27, 2012
“We should emphasize that libraries are not frills. They are not luxuries, but a sacred component of American education and American democracy.”
June 26, 2012
“In our digital age, this balance between public and private extends far beyond libraries. Digital data operate differently than analog artifacts. The Internet infrastructure and the digital information that travels over this infrastructure challenge the classical economic conception of what constitutes a public good.”
June 23, 2012
American Libraries Senior Editor George Eberhart interviews David Weinberger, co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, about the development and vision of the Digital Public Library of America, information overload, the limits of computer analysis, linked data, bias in classification, how human brains may currently be evolving, and more.
June 15, 2012
Amanda French proposes grounding the digital library in a physical space.
June 11, 2012
John Palfrey’s lecture at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania outlines the planning process and vision of the DPLA.
May 6, 2012
“Most neighborhoods in America have a public library. Now the biggest neighborhood in America, the Internet, wants a library of its own. Last week, Ars attended a conference held by the Digital Public Library of America, a nascent group of intellectuals hoping to put all of America’s library holdings online.”
May 1, 2012
“But the dream of a universal digital library lives on. Now a coalition of libraries and archives has come together to create a Digital Public Library of America to fulfill the original vision of a digital library for all. It could well be that an effort without commerce in the mix will have an easier time of it.”
April 30, 2012
“On April 27, DPLA West brought together over 400 librarians, technologists, public policy advocates, and a very small number of publishers at the Internet Archive in San Francisco to discuss the progress of the most visible effort yet to forge a common digital library for both Americans and the world: the nascent Digital Public Library of America.”