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Press: Podcast, Robert Darnton and Susan Flannery: “Digitizing the Culture of Print: The Digital Public Library of America and Other Urgent Projects”

“The role of the library in the digital age is one of the compelling questions of our era.


Press: DPLA Midwest Coverage Highlights

 PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOPS BRING FOCUS TO THREE ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT “The first day of meetings were participatory workshops


Press: DPLA: Looking Forward, Interview with Emily Gore

“Shortly after the DPLA Midwest Plenary in October,* DPLA Director for Content Emily Gore spoke with CLIR Issues about the


Press: “2012 Henderson Lecture – Dr. John Palfrey”

“‘Building a Digital Public Library of America’ is the topic of the talk presented by Dr. John G. Palfrey, Jr., head of the Phillips Academy and former Henry N. Ess III professor of Law and vice dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School, at the annual Lucile Kelling Henderson Memorial Lecture on September 24, 2012.”


Press: “National Endowment for the Humanities gives $1M to create US digital library with Harvard help”

“The grant will help form a new nonprofit organization and create the technical platform to share digital content across the nation’s many public libraries and archives. Digitizing books and building a system for libraries to contribute will take years, though, and millions more dollars from private partners, said endowment chairman Jim Leach.”


Press: “Burns’ Film, Other Projects, to Receive Federal Grants”

“‘The endowment hopes to increase the access of all citizens to humanity’s great stories, triumphs, and ideas,’ said Jim Leach, the endowment’s chairman, ‘and foster a love of lifelong learning and discovery.’”


Press: “‘Library of the Future’ Gets $1-Million Boost From Humanities Endowment”

“The NEH grant will help support a pilot program of DPLA ‘service hubs’ at the state or regional level. The hubs will function as a kind of information ‘on ramp’ to digital content coordinated and made findable by the DPLA, according to Maura Marx, director of the DPLA Secretariat, which coordinates DPLA planning. Eight working groups have been focused on specific workstreams: content and scope, legal issues, and so on.”


Press: “With New Funding, DPLA Sets Sights on Search”

“The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $1 million to fund the creation of the infrastructure for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) last week, and the organization will now turn its focus toward developing a way to search across the many disparate collections involved with the project.”


Press: “Inside the Quest to Put the World’s Libraries Online”

“The DPLA is the most ambitious entrant on the digital library scene precisely because it claims to recognize this need for scale, and to be marshaling its resources and preparing its infrastructure accordingly. With hundreds of librarians, technologists, and academics attending its meetings (and over a thousand people on its email listserv), the DPLA has performed the singular feat of convening into one room the best minds in digital and library sciences.”


Press: “IP Strategy: Think Beyond the Sword and Shield”

John Palfrey discusses his book, “Intellectual Property Strategy,” the importance of intellectual property as a core asset class, and his work with the DPLA.

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