Author Archive

October 12, 2011

Press: “DLF/DCC DPLA Beta Sprint Effort to be presented at DPLA Plenary”

The project prototype leverages the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Digital Collections and Content (IMLS DCC) resource and DLF Aquifer content as a core collection for the DPLA.

October 12, 2011

Notes from the field: One library science student’s take on the DPLA

A guest post from DPLA Research Assistant Kenny Whitebloom.

A guest post from Research Assistant Kenny Whitebloom. “From my perspective as a library science student, it seems to me that the DPLA has an opportunity to become a catalyst for a large-scale turn in how we as a society choose to organize and contextualize our collective knowledge online…”

October 12, 2011

Press: “Zeega Imagines New Forms of Libraries and Archives”

“We feel that extraMUROS and Zeega can be particularly powerful in helping the DPLA forge alliances between cultural heritage institutions of all types and scales, allowing citizen scholars, teachers, local historical societies, public libraries, schools, colleges, museums and libraries to form an interconnected web of shared knowledge.”

October 5, 2011

Press: “How to Build the Great Online Library”

“The minds behind the Digital Public Library of America are thinking very big. Can they succeed where others have failed?”

October 5, 2011

Press: “The Digital Public Library of America”

From Micah Vandegrift: “I’ve been following the development of the DPLA for about a year now, and the conversations surrounding it have been almost as exciting as the idea itself. So what exactly is the idea?”

October 5, 2011

Press: “The DPLA takes off”

“The DPLA will make our cultural heritage available not to consume, but to parse, sort, analyze, visualize, remix, and redisplay.”

October 4, 2011

DPLA to bring together workstreams, public, and top Beta Sprinters in DC

On October 21, 2011, the DPLA will hold a plenary session at the National Archives in Washington, D.C that will bring together the project’s major players.

October 4, 2011

Press: “ShelfLife, LibraryCloud, and DPLA”

From David Weinberger: “Our small team at Harvard , with generous internal support, built ShelfLife and LibraryCloud on top of the integrated catalogs of five libraries, public and university, with a combined count of almost 15 million items, plus circulation data.”

September 30, 2011

Amazon and OverDrive launch lending program

Amazon and OverDrive, the most prominent distributor of ebooks to libraries in the United States, will be teaming up to provide access to Amazon’s Kindle book collection for some 11,000 public and school libraries.

August 25, 2011

Press: “Ingenious beta catalog interface—good for academics and other serious users—in newest Beta Sprint video from DPLA”

David Rothman, writer and founder of Teleread and LibraryCity, gives his take on Harvard Innovation Lab’s ShelfLife beta sprint submission.

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