Digital Library Digest: December 11, 2012

This week’s digest focuses on the Folger Shakespeare Library launching a collection of digital texts, free plays and code; the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the University of Southern California partnering to create digital art records and tools; and more!

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“Kultur und Wissen online”: Germany’s New National Digital Library

“Kultur und Wissen online”: Germany’s New National Digital Library

Germany launches the beta version of its new national digital library, the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB).

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Macbeth Goes Digital: Folger Shakespeare Library Launches Digital Texts

Macbeth Goes Digital: Folger Shakespeare Library Launches Digital Texts

The Folger Shakespeare Library launches a new digital platform with digital texts and source code for 12 of the Bard’s best known plays.

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Press: The Digital Public Library of America: Moving from Concept to Reality

“As the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) moves toward its launch date in April 2013, leading experts in libraries,

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Digital Library Digest: December 4, 2012

This week’s digest looks at licensing vs. copyright, the new German Digital Library, how scientists are shifting the way they judge the reliability of journals with social media comments, public libraries in Maryland looking to create maker spaces for kids, and a survey that shows a strong desire from patrons who want to be able to access digital library resources on their mobile devices.

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Building a Library from Scratch: The Qatar National Library

Building a Library from Scratch: The Qatar National Library

Qatar announces plans to build a new national library and digitize 500,000 historical records. So, how do you reimagine and rebuild a national library?

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Digital Library Digest: November 28, 2012

This week’s digest covers efforts to close the digital literacy gap in immigrants, an innovative library remodel in Australia, a multimedia contest where the public has a chance to use their creativity with two digital archive’s collections, an ALA statement about fair ebook pricing and terms, and bookworms in old archives.

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Press: The Minnesota Digital Library receives total $350,000 grant to contribute to DPLA

Funding will help to spotlight Minnesota’s special resources, increase outreach, and develop “Born Digital” immigration oral-histories “MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL

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Digitizing the Culture of Print: The Digital Public Library of America and Other Urgent Projects (MIT Communications Forum)

Digitizing the Culture of Print: The Digital Public Library of America and Other Urgent Projects (MIT Communications Forum)

Steering Committee member Robert Darnton recently participated in the MIT Communications Forum.

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John Palfrey, President of the DPLA Board of Directors, to pen a periodical column for Library Journal

John Palfrey, President of the DPLA Board of Directors, to pen a periodical column for Library Journal

In Palfrey’s first column of the Library Journal, he provides a background of the project as well as discusses the fundamental questions surrounding the DPLA.

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