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Press: “DPLA still clinging to ‘Public’ in name—despite risks to the franchise and branding of America’s public libraries”

Posted by DPLA on March 22, 2011 in Press.

“As a national digital library advocate since the early 1990s, I hope that the Digital Public Library of America draws massive funding from the foundation world. But first the organizers need to to clarify the group’s role. An excellent first step would be to drop ‘Public’ from its name—at the very next Steering Committee Meeting, ideally—so the DPLA does not unwittingly weaken the franchise and branding of existing public libraries.”

From David Rothman’s post on LibraryCity.org, “DPLA still clinging to ‘Public’ in name—despite risks to the franchise and branding of America’s public libraries