Digital Library Digest: July 29, 2011

Video updates from the Beta Sprinters.

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DPLA Listserv Recap: July 29, 2011

The data divide, notes from a DPLA focus group, and more.

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Press: “A bookshelf the size of the world: Inside the vision for the largest library in history”

“This library would include the digitized collections of the country‚Äôs great research institutions, but it would also bring in other media – video, music, film – as well as the collection of Web pages maintained by the Internet Archive.”

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Digital Library Digest: July 22, 2011

Digital library efforts in Dubai, digital textbook rentals from Amazon, and more.

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DPLA Listserv Recap: July 22, 2011

Crowdsourcing a name for the DPLA, nominations for the Beta Sprint Review Panel, and more.

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Press: “Unequal Access”

From Karen Coyle: “It occurs to me as I write this that the ‘Digital Public Library of America’ could create an information revolution in this country by upgrading the access of the general public to that of an academic or student in a large college or university, without ever digitizing a single page.”

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Press: “Maura Marx: A Renaissance Woman in the Digital Stacks”

“As the executive director of the Open Knowledge Commons, Marx is currently working with a wide assortment of library professionals, computer experts, authors, publishers, educators, government representatives, private industry, cultural organizations, and others as they pull the Digital Public Library of America into being.”

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DPLA Listserv Recap: July 15, 2011

Berkeley Law seeks a Digital Library Fellow.

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Digital Library Digest: July 15, 2011

Privacy and libraries, a new digital archive of tribal photographs, documents, and oral histories in Virginia, and more.

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Press: “A Conference Even a Curmudgeon Enjoyed”

From Bob Berring: “But on June 16, 2011, The Future of Law Libraries Conference at the Harvard Law School gave me new hope. John Palfrey and his staff, with special nods to Meg Kribble, put on a stimulating, provocative and, well, classy event.”

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