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Press: “2011: The Year the eBook Wars Broke Out”

“”The emergence of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) as a rallying point for libraries’ continuing presence in the cultural life of America was a surprise, as it went against the prevailing tea-party currents for smaller government and increased reliance on the private sector.”

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Press: “Wayback Wednesday: Looking back over 2011”

“I cannot let the last Wednesday in 2011 go by without looking backwards over the last 12 months. What stands out amid the growing din of the ‘news’?”

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Press: The new power of “open”

“We have to make this a public investment [linked open data], perhaps one provided through the Digital Public Library of America, so that all of us can benefit from these insights.”

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Press: “Renting out the library”

In this PWxyz post, Peter Brantley discusses ways in which public libraries may be able to devise a model for sustainable e-book lending.

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Press: “Europeana: culture online”

“But it now seems the Americans are following suit with an announcement in October that Harvard University will coordinate efforts to establish an American equivalent of Europeana, to be called the Digital Public Library of America…”

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Press: “At close of day: the library alternative”

“Whether at the level of DPLA or at more modest community focused libraries, there’s broad recognition that scale empowers rich services, and that greater content aggregation compels use.”

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Press: “The Digital Public Library of America” on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

Maura Marx, Martin Kalfatovic, and Maria Pallante, the United States Register of Copyright, were on the WAMU’s Kojo Nmandi Show to talk about a range of topics related to the DPLA earlier this week.

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Press: “Opening up Europe’s cultural treasures to the online world”

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, recently gave a short speech in Brussels about digitization efforts in Europe.

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Press: “John Palfrey: ‘A Future for Libraries in a Digital-Plus Era'”

On November 29th, 2011, Simmons GSLIS hosted a lecture by John Palfrey entitled “A Future for Libraries in a Digital-Plus Era”. The lecture was sponsored by the Allen Smith Visiting Scholars Program.

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Press: “National Digital Public Library of America”

“The DPLA is a national project to provide access to digital content from libraries, museums, and archives in the United States. The project began in 2010, but only recently gained serious momentum with the generous funding contributions…”

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