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Press: “The Challenges of Building a Digital Public Library of America”

Posted by DPLA on October 21, 2011 in Press.

“It sometimes feels lately that elements of the publishing and consumer electronics worlds have wanted to hit a big ‘reset’ button on that great American project of Andrew Carnegie: the public library. So it’s somewhat reassuring to hear Peter Baldwin, chair of the Arcadia Fund, say ‘What Carnegie did for public libraries a century ago, the DPLA could—if successful—accomplish for our era.’ The Arcadia Fund, along with the Sloan Foundation, announced $5 million funding today to help the initiative move forward. And Europeana, the EU’s cultural heritage Web portal, also announced their collaboration and promised interoperability between the sites.”

From Audrey Watter’s post on Hack Education, The Challenges of Building a Digital Public Library of America