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Press: “Maura Marx: A Renaissance Woman in the Digital Stacks”

Posted by DPLA on July 15, 2011 in Press.

“As the executive director of the Open Knowledge Commons, Marx is currently working with a wide assortment of library professionals, computer experts, authors, publishers, educators, government representatives, private industry, cultural organizations, and others as they pull the Digital Public Library of America into being. To ‘improve public access to comprehensive online resources’ as its mandate states is a big, complicated, unwieldy task. But, as Candy Schwartz, her former professor, says, Marx is ‘a Renaissance woman — well versed across a broad spectrum of knowledge, fluent in several languages, and equally at ease with politicians, academics, and practitioners at all levels. She is an unsung-hero kind of leader who makes things happen, often from behind the scenes, and with 24-7 effort.'”

From Sasha Nyary’s article on Simmons College GSLIS InfoLink Online, “Maura Marx: A Renaissance Woman in the Digital Stacks