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UC Berkeley Center for Law and Technology to host April 2012 Orphan Works Symposium

UC Berkeley Center for Law and Technology to host April 2012 Orphan Works Symposium

The University of California’s Berkeley Center for Law and Technology will tackle the orphan works issue in a April 12-13, 2012 symposium entitled “Orphans Works & Mass Digitization: Obstacles & Opportunities.”

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Press: “2011: The Year the eBook Wars Broke Out”

“”The emergence of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) as a rallying point for libraries’ continuing presence in the cultural life of America was a surprise, as it went against the prevailing tea-party currents for smaller government and increased reliance on the private sector.”

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Press: “Wayback Wednesday: Looking back over 2011”

“I cannot let the last Wednesday in 2011 go by without looking backwards over the last 12 months. What stands out amid the growing din of the ‘news’?”

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October 2011 Plenary: Report From Washington

October 2011 Plenary: Report From Washington

A panel featuring leaders from some of the United States' preeminent library and archival institutions

Watch the “Report from Washington” session from the DPLA’s October 2011 Plenary Meeting in Washington, DC.

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DPLA Listserv Recaps: December 2011

DPLA Listserv Recaps: December 2011

Conversations held over workstream listservs now to be compiled in monthly recaps

We know it’s hard to keep track of the many exciting discussions taking place on the workstream listservs, so every month we’ll compile a handy recap.

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Press: The new power of “open”

“We have to make this a public investment [linked open data], perhaps one provided through the Digital Public Library of America, so that all of us can benefit from these insights.”

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October 2011 Plenary: Opening Remarks

October 2011 Plenary: Opening Remarks

Brief opening remarks from public and private institutions and funders of the Digital Public Library of America

Watch the opening remarks from the DPLA’s October 2011 Plenary Meeting in Washington, DC.

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Press: “Renting out the library”

In this PWxyz post, Peter Brantley discusses ways in which public libraries may be able to devise a model for sustainable e-book lending.

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Press: “Europeana: culture online”

“But it now seems the Americans are following suit with an announcement in October that Harvard University will coordinate efforts to establish an American equivalent of Europeana, to be called the Digital Public Library of America…”

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Press: “At close of day: the library alternative”

“Whether at the level of DPLA or at more modest community focused libraries, there’s broad recognition that scale empowers rich services, and that greater content aggregation compels use.”

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