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Press: “How e-libraries and other tech could fit in with literacy efforts: Stellar local priorities from DPLA’s newest steering committee member”

Posted by DPLA on August 15, 2011 in Press.

“Sometime in the next few weeks I’ll review Saving Our Public Libraries: Why We Should. How We Can, by Janet Jai—’must’ reading for participants in the Digital Public Library of America.

“Literacy, lifelong learning for the masses, patrons’ economic advancement, and promotion of democracy are foremost on her mind.

“Culture and heritage would fall within the learning category, but clearly Ms. Jai recognizes the need for balanced priorities—something missing from thecurrent university-dominated DPLA, one reason why LibraryCity favors the creation of intertwined but separate public and scholarly digital library systems, with somewhat overlapping boards.”

From David Rothman’s blogpost on LibraryCity.org, “How e-libraries and other tech could fit in with literacy efforts: Stellar local priorities from DPLA’s newest steering committee member