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Press: “DPLA vs. real public libraries? New camels’ noses under the tent? ‘Concept note’ goes beyond ‘digital’”

Posted by DPLA on March 26, 2011 in Press.

“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? […]”