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Press: “Why Libraries are a Smart Investment for the Country’s Future”

“We should emphasize that libraries are not frills. They are not luxuries, but a sacred component of American education and American democracy.”

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Press: “ReCoding Good”

“In our digital age, this balance between public and private extends far beyond libraries. Digital data operate differently than analog artifacts. The Internet infrastructure and the digital information that travels over this infrastructure challenge the classical economic conception of what constitutes a public good.”

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Digital Library Digest: June 22, 2012

This week’s digest features the preservation and digitization of Balinese lontar (palmyra leaf) manuscripts, the rise of the digital humanities, JSTOR’s new book program, and a look at the MyiLibrary e-book platform.

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Unglue.it’s innovative model hopes to resolve sticky situation of e-book access

Unglue.it’s innovative model hopes to resolve sticky situation of e-book access

A new startup in the library universe is “ungluing” already-published works and turning them into free, legal e-books, one campaign at a time.

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Press: “Alexandria is a Port: The Digital Library in Physical Space”

Amanda French proposes grounding the digital library in a physical space.

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ReadersFirst Initiative Joins Movement to Improve E-book Access

ReadersFirst Initiative Joins Movement to Improve E-book Access

A joint statement issued by library systems across the United States and Canada advocates for improved e-book access for library patrons.

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Digital Library Digest: June 15, 2012

This week’s edition of the Digital Library Digest covers the ongoing battle between librarians and publishers over e-book access, a patent to deter textbook piracy, a new OA journal with a promising business model, and the debut of the Cervantes Institute’s virtual library.

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Press: “Digital Public Library of America Featured At 2012 Miller Memorial Lecture”

John Palfrey’s lecture at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania outlines the planning process and vision of the DPLA.

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Digital Library Digest: June 8, 2012

Digital Library Digest: June 8, 2012

The first Digital Library Digest of the summer features the ReadersFirst Initiative for improved ebook access, plans for a national digital summer reading program, and a major addition to Bhutan’s National Library.

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June 2012 DPLA Update From John Palfrey

June 2012 DPLA Update From John Palfrey

Steering Committee Chair John Palfrey checks in with a video update about the April 2012 DPLA West plenary meeting and future plans for the DPLA.

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