Press: “DPLA now considering separate academic and public library systems, and meanwhile the first Beta Sprint deadline is nearing—June 15”

Posted by Kenny Whitebloom on June 7, 2011 in Press.

“I badly want the DPLA to succeed, but its people need to cut out the library-unity rhetoric and work toward intertwined but separate public and academic systems.  My post was pessimistic about such miracles unfolding in a reasonable time. No need for a split immediately. But it definitely should be in the plans, ideally with at least a tentative deadline—given the different needs and priorities of public and scholarly libraries.”

From David Rothman’s post on LibraryCity.org, “DPLA now considering separate academic and public library systems…”

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