Archive for the ‘Press’ Category

Press: “Robert Darnton Promises Digital Public Library by 2013”

“Scholar and Harvard University librarian Robert Darnton vowed that the Digital Public Library of America, a nonprofit, nationwide effort to digitize and offer access to millions of free, digitized books and special collections would launch by April of 2013.”

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Press: “Digital Public Library of America: The Biggest Library The World Has Ever Seen?”

An article in Spring 2012 “JISC Inform” on the Digital Public Library of America, featuring an interview with Robert Darnton.

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Press: “Computers in Libraries 2012: Susan Hildreth”

Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director and Steering Committee member, mentioned the DPLA in a discussion with Jaap van de Geer at Computers in Libraries 2012 in Washington, D.C.

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Press: “The Digital Public Library of America: Why Library and Information Students Should Care”

“It is incredible to think of the potential impact in making the collective knowledge and research of major universities libraries and the digitized cultural collections of public libraries, universally accessible to all American citizens online…”

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Press: “Doing It for Themselves: Libraries and E-books”

“The merits of greater aggregation help motivate the interest in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) serving as a national platform provider for ebooks…”

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Press: “Exquisite Informational Immersion: Fusing the Visions of Readers’ Advisory and Technologist Librarians | PLA 2012”

“”In the absence of what Palfrey termed ‘mothers or fathers’ and in an attempt to define ‘what the It [of the DPLA] should be,’ he talked about its basic components: code (‘open source, free for all’), metadata, content, and tools and services.”

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Press: “More Thoughts on the DPLA”

“”One of the things mentioned at the DPLA lecture I went to was that it is envisioned as a complimentary service to public libraries, not an attempt to replace them.”

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Press: “Better Together: Multi-Institutional Solutions to Digital Challenges” at WebWise 2012

In a session entitled “Better Together: Multi-Institutional Solutions to Digital Challenges” held during the second day of the 2012 Webwise Conference in Baltimore, MD, Christina DePaolo of Balboa Park Online Collaborative mentioned Digital Public Library of America planning initiative.

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Press: Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director, Speaks at WebWise Conference 2012

In her welcoming remarks during the first day of the 2012 Webwise Conference, Director of the IMLS briefly discussed the mission and history of the Digital Public Library of America planning initiative (begins around 27:20).

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Press: John Palfrey speaks at WebWise 2012

In his keynote address entitled “Digital Public Library of America” at the second day of the 2012 Webwise Conference in Baltimore, MD, Steering Committee Chair John Palfrey spoke about the mission and history of the Digital Public Library of America planning initiative.

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