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Press: “The Library of Utopia”

Nicholas Carr profiles the Digital Public Library of America planning initiative in the May/June 2012 issue of “Technology Review,” published by MIT.

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Press: “Harvard Releases Big Data for Books”

“The metadata will be available for bulk download both from Harvard and from the Digital Public Library of America, which is an effort to create a national public library online.”

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Press: “Building the Digital Public Library”

“Palfrey spoke to librarians across the country about the DPLA yesterday at the ACRL Spring Virtual Institute.”

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Press: “End of an Era at OCLC: Jay Jordan Reflects on His 14-Year Tenure”

In an interview with Library Journal, Jay Jordan, OCLC CEO, mentions his interactions with the DPLA.

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Press: “‘Digital Public Library of America’ Becomes the New Google Books in April 2013”

“The ‘Digital Public Library of America’ will, well, provide a Google-Books-like experience but without the hassles of lawsuits. Harvard university librarian and member of the DPLA steering committee Robert Darnton recently made a ‘promise’ that the project would launch in April of 2013.”

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Press: “BHL featured in Digital Public Library of America Hackathon”

“BHL is one of the first key data sets that is being used in the test bed for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Not sure what the DPLA is? Well, it’s a bold initiative to create a large scale digital library for the United States and the world.”

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Press: “American digital public library promised for 2013”

“Darnton, who represents Harvard, said that the idea behind the library is to make America’s ‘cultural heritage accessible, free of charge, to all of our countrymen and women, in fact to everyone in the world.'”

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Press: “Nonprofit ‘Digital Public Library Of America’ To Launch In April 2013”

“Enter the Digital Public Library of America, which aims to create a similar catalog of works, but both more comprehensive and unimpeded by commercial motives. It’s been in the works for a while, but it seems it may finally launch as early as a year from now.”

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Press: “Darnton Makes the Case for DPLA at Columbia Law”

Library Journal article describing Robert Darnton’s April 2012 talk at Columbia Law School.

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Press: “Harvard librarian promises free Digital Public Library of America by 2013”

“At a talk at Columbia Law School on April 2, Harvard University librarian Robert Darnton promised that the Digital Public Library of America, a nonprofit effort to offer free access to millions of digitized books, would become a reality by this time next year.”

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