Archive for the ‘Press’ Category

Press: “Quid futurum litterarum? : will there be a Digital Public Library of America? Part 1.”

“According to Pamela Samuelson, professor of law and information management at the University of California, Berkeley, the issue is not whether the DPLA would serve a great purpose. The crux of the matter is that in order to make virtual books available, a digital copy of the original must first be made, which in plain language violates copyright law.”

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Press: “Stealing Libraries”

“Unlike Google’s plan to purchase copyright from publishers, authors and libraries, DPLA, as an online extension from existing an library, seems much closer to an evolution of traditional modes of access to libraries and their material.”

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Press: “The 2011 State of America’s Libraries Report – Libraries Technology”

“The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University announced Dec. 13, 2010, that it would host a research and planning initiative for a Digital Public Library of America.”

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Press: “Harvard Leads Digital Library Initiative”

“The proposed Digital Public Library of America will serve as an open online collection of digitized books and texts that project leaders hope could one day incorporate every volume ever published.”

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Press: “The library of the future”

“Creation of the Digital Public Library of America would be a notable step forward in keeping with that honorable tradition of public access to knowledge.”

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Press: “E-book legal hassles for Kansas librarians: A big reason I’m rooting for the Harvard-hosted national digital library initiative to succeed”

From David Rothman: “We need a good alternative to the ugly status quo. The DPLA has the names and foundation connections to help create one if it will clarify its purposes and goals, respect public and school libraries, improve diversity, and otherwise shape up and reinvent itself.”

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Press: “Effort to Form Universal Digital Public Library”

“The project’s ambitious mission, recently described in a four-page memorandum, is to ‘make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all.”

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Press: “Digital Public Library of America”

“With the recent rejection of the Google Books settlement and the building of momentum behind the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) initiative, in incubation just across the Charles at Harvard’s Berkman Center.”

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Press: “Thoughts on Crowds + Digital Public Library”

From Lucy Bernholz: “One line in this jumped out at me – ‘Meanwhile, others are chipping away at the millions of orphans [books], trying to find rights holders and to determine which books have fallen into the public domain.'”

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Press: “Library Ebook Lending Under Attack”

“Library Renewal is committed to advocate for solutions with legislators, with users, with the media, with colleagues, and with the private sector, to find a way to renew the value of the library.”

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