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Building the Ultimate Summer Reading App

Building the Ultimate Summer Reading App

In this guest post, Audience and Participation workstream member Nate Hill discusses efforts to plan and build a summer reading app for the DPLA platform.

The Audience and Participation email list has been bustling with talk of constructing a summer reading app for the DPLA platform. Nate Hill proposed the idea in February 2012 and has been its chief advocate.

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Interview: Nate Hill, Web Librarian

Interview: Nate Hill, Web Librarian

Nate Hill spoke with us last week via email about work done by the Audience & Participation workstream in advance of DPLA West, libraries as creative spaces, and his personal vision for the DPLA.

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Interview: Michael Kelley, Library Journal News & Features Editor

Interview: Michael Kelley, Library Journal News & Features Editor

We recently spoke with Michael Kelley, executive editor of news and features for Library Journal, about current events in the library ebook market.

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Redefining Reading

One of our research assistants takes a look at digital opportunities for print disabled and blind readers.

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Harvard Library Strategic Conversations Sponsors Program on “Building the Digital Public Library of America”

Harvard Library Strategic Conversations Sponsors Program on “Building the Digital Public Library of America”

Featured speakers Robert Darnton and John Palfrey will discuss the history and future of the DPLA.

On Friday, March 2, Harvard Library Strategic Conversations will sponsor a free and open program titled “Building the Digital Public Library of America.”

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Request For Comment: Draft report on technical considerations for large-scale digital libraries

Request For Comment: Draft report on technical considerations for large-scale digital libraries

Submit comments, questions, and other feedback by February 17

Geneva Henry has put out an open call for comments and feedback on a recently published draft report for CLIR-DLF discussing infrastructure considerations for large-scale digital libraries.

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Penguin exits the e-lending scene

Penguin exits the e-lending scene

Beginning February 10, Penguin will bar sale of additional ebook copies to library wholesalers.

In an announcement made February 9, Penguin Group has terminated its contract with OverDrive, the largest distributer of digital content to American libraries and Penguin’s partner.

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Follow the DPLA community on Twitter and via RSS

Follow the DPLA community on Twitter and via RSS

The DPLA has brought some of its members’ blogs and Twitter feeds into one place.

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DPLA development team meets with a bevy of digital library experts

Over the past week, the technical development team has met with a number of digital library experts.

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What does the future hold for YesWeScan?

David Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States, addresses the recent YesWeScan petition and poses questions about how the government should proceed.

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