“The Digital Public Library of America is out with a new ‘concept note,’ and, alas, our DPLA friends still don’t grasp the franchise and branding issues of genuine public libraries—cash-strapped and already having their roles chipped away by Amazon, Google, and others.
“Perhaps the DPLA steering committee members can read a series from ZDNet, starting with Digital Underclass: What Happens When the Libraries Die? Notice? When, not If.”
From David Rothman’s post on LibraryCity.org, “DPLA vs. real public libraries? New camels’ noses under the tent? […]”