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Press: “Newest DPLA steering committee member is small-town librarian in rural South Carolina: Smart appointment by Harvard-based digital library initiative”

Posted by DPLA on August 11, 2011 in Press.

“A small-town public librarian has been missing from the steering committee of the Digital Public Library of America—a troubling omission we’ve noted several times since the DPLA’s founding last year.

“But now the Harvard-based DPLA has filled in the gap with the appointment of Dwight McInvaill, director of the Georgetown County Library in a rural and costal area of South Carolina. Great move. McInvaill has won national recognition for working with other cultural agencies to digitally preserve old photos, maps and other historical content, including newspapers. His own family has been in South Carolina since the 1820s.”

From David Rothman’s blogpost on LibraryCity.org, “Newest DPLA steering committee member is small-town librarian in rural South Carolina…”