Press: “A suggested approach for the Digital Public Library of America”

Posted by Kenny Whitebloom on May 18, 2011 in Press.

“As most PLA blog readers are probably aware, the folks at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society have assembled ‘a large and diverse group of stakeholders to define the scope, architecture, costs, and administration for a proposed Digital Public Library of America’.  There’s been a lot of listserv discussion, and the Library City blog and the Library Renewal group have responded to this initiative, all helping to steer it in a way that should truly benefit our incredibly diverse public libraries and their patrons.  I thought I’d take a stab here at defining what I believe would be a useful DPLA for real public libraries and real public library patrons across the USA.  No, I’m not the *most* experienced public librarian out there by a long shot, but I’ve worked in libraries on both sides of this country, and I’ve traveled around the U.S. visiting libraries large and small.  I think I have a pretty good understanding of the differentiating and uniting factors you’ll find in a large, multi-branch urban library system and a tiny, one-room village library.”

From Nate Hill’s post on the Public Library Association Blog, “A suggested approach for the Digital Public Library of America

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