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Press: “The First iPad User: Will President Obama work toward a truly public national digital library system, full of e-books and other goodies for K-12 and many other purposes?”

Posted by DPLA on March 31, 2011 in Press.

“Frustratingly, the Digital Public Library of America (hosted at the Berkman Center, a part of Harvard Law School, the venerable institutions that both the you and First Lady Michelle Obama attended) has refused so far to drop ‘Public’ from its name despite the resultant franchise and branding issues for genuine public libraries.

“I commend DPLA for having a scholar-friendly vision, a ‘must.’ But that is not the same as a true public system with a wide range of content and services, and with K-12 and workforce education and training among the main priorities.”

From David Rothman’s post on LibraryCity.org, “The First iPad User: Will President Obama work toward a truly public national digital library system, full of e-books and other goodies for K-12 and many other purposes?