Press: “Highlights and Opinions from the National Digital Public Library Conference in Los Angeles, CA”

“I believe that our era of digital content replacing print content requires a much larger re-visioning of what public libraries can and should be in their communities.”

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Digital Library Digest: November 18, 2011

This week in digital libraries: the Canadian digital library effort, a White House call for digital preservation, the National Digital Public Library conference, and physical and digital library interface.

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Brief Interviews from the DPLA Plenary: Elena Kemelman

Brief Interviews from the DPLA Plenary: Elena Kemelman

Elena Kemelman, a recent MLIS graduate, spoke briefly about her personal vision for the DPLA’s future at the October 21, 2011 Plenary Meeting.

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The Great SOPA Debate

The Great SOPA Debate

The Stop Online Piracy Act may have lasting implications for intellectual property in the US.

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a modified version of the Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA), reflects a real and growing tension between libraries and rightsholders.

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Brief Interviews from the DPLA Plenary: David Norton

Brief Interviews from the DPLA Plenary: David Norton

David Norton gives his perspective on the e-publishing world, public education in a digital environment, and the DPLA’s potential for remarkable change at the October 2011 Plenary.

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Press: “A Digital Library for Everyone – Audio and Slides from a DLF Forum Panel”

Audio and slides from the 2011 Digital Library Forum.

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Press: “Optimistic or Pessimistic About America: Robert Darnton”

“I refer to the Digital Public Library of America, a project to digitize millions of books and to make them available free of charge to everyone in the world. Far from being a utopian dream, this plan is doable…”

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Brief Interviews from the DPLA Plenary: Jesse Shapins

Brief Interviews from the DPLA Plenary: Jesse Shapins

Jesse Shapins, co-founder and associate director of the metaLab (at) Harvard University, talked briefly about his personal vision for the DPLA during the October 2011 Plenary.

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Press: “DPLA: conjugating the physical and the digital”

“It’s time for a wholesale reconceptualization that inserts multimedia kiosks into the very fabric of the existing architecture of one of the few remaining truly public spaces in contemporary life: the local public library.”

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Digital Library Digest: November 13, 2011

Carl Malamud posts video of his talk from the DPLA conference; the Pew Internet & American Life project embarks on a new study of libraries and library users in the digital age; the NAACP will begin digitizing its archives.

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