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DPLA to bring together workstreams, public, and top Beta Sprinters in DC

On October 21, 2011, the DPLA will hold a plenary session at the National Archives in Washington, D.C that will bring together the project’s major players.

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Dead Sea Scrolls Online: Biblical Texts Haven’t Been Viewed on This Many Tablets Since 70 A.D.

Dead Sea Scrolls Online: Biblical Texts Haven’t Been Viewed on This Many Tablets Since 70 A.D.

To those who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls, the idea of an infinitely reproducible copy that could be viewed and manipulated on touch screen tablets powered by electricity would probably have been less easily believed than the miracles described within the texts themselves.  Yet, approximately 2,000 years after their creation, and a half century after their discovery, the oldest biblical texts known to man have been digitized and made available online.

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Amazon and OverDrive launch lending program

Amazon and OverDrive, the most prominent distributor of ebooks to libraries in the United States, will be teaming up to provide access to Amazon’s Kindle book collection for some 11,000 public and school libraries.

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