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Press: “The 2011 State of America’s Libraries Report – Libraries Technology”

Posted by DPLA on April 15, 2011 in Press.

A national digital public library? –– The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University announced Dec. 13, 2010, that it would host a research and planning initiative for a Digital Public Library of America. With funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the center will convened a diverse group of stakeholders in a planning program Mar. 1 to define the scope, architecture, costs and administration for the proposed repository. Planning activities were guided by a steering committee of library and foundation leaders that brought together representatives of the educational community, public and research libraries, cultural organizations, private industry and state and local governments, plus publishers and authors, in a series of meetings and workshops to examine strategies for improving public access to comprehensive online resources.”

From the American Library Association report, “The 2011 State of America’s Libraries Report – Libraries Technology