Press: “A Digital Public Library for America?”

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

“The future of a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) was the subject of a recent conference at Columbia University. The keynote address on DPLA was given by Robert Darnton, Director of the Harvard University Library (and an NYPL Trustee). No one has done more to push the idea of DPLA into the public consciousness than Darnton, who has written numerous articles, testified before both houses of Congress, and sought both public and private support to bring this idea into fruition. Last month there was an announcement that two foundations — the Sloan Foundation and Arcadia Fund — would contribute five million dollars toward its realization. The same day, DPLA announced that it would be collaborating with Europeana, the European digital library project, that has already began aggregating some five million digital objects from research libraries. Darnton now hopes to have some version of DPLA up and running by April 2013.”

From Matthew Boylan’s post on the New York Public Library blog, A Digital Public Library for America?

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