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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The Rise of e-reading

The Rise of e-reading

One fifth of Americans have read an e-book within the last year; 88% of e-book readers also read printed books.

A look at the Pew Internet & American Life Project’s report on “The rise of e-reading.”

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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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DPLA Hackathon Gives Developers First Look at DPLA Platform

DPLA Hackathon Gives Developers First Look at DPLA Platform

A Hackathon held both in Cambridge, MA and virtually encourages developers to explore the functionality of the prototype DPLA platform.

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Digital Library Digest: April 6, 2012

This week’s DigLibDig covers Darnton’s talk at Columbia law, libraries on Facebook, the NYPL American Revolution digitization project, and a boycott on Random House.

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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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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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