Press: “Getting Real About the Digital Public Library of America”

Posted by Kenny Whitebloom on October 25, 2011 in Press.

“‘It’s a real pleasure welcoming you into my house this morning,’ said David Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States, to the more than 300 attendees of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) plenary meeting at the National Archives in Washington, DC, October 21. The all-day meeting served as a forum for the major thinkers behind the digital library project, and was the site of several major announcements—including $5 million in funding, and a collaboration with Europe’s key digital library project.

“The DPLA’s go-live target date is 18 months from now, in April 2013. And although the project is still financially, logistically, and technologically in the conceptual and planning phase, it has certainly generated plenty of enthusiasm. That excitement was palpable not only among the spectators, but also on the auditorium stage.”

From David Rapp’s post on The Digital Shift, Getting Real About the Digital Public Library of America

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