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February 25, 2011

Press: “Check out the Digital Public Library of America Initiative Wiki”

“On December 13, 2010, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society announced that the Center is hosting an initiative for a Digital Public Library of America involving a large and diverse group of stakeholders to define the scope, architecture, costs and administration for a proposed Digital Public Library of America.”

February 24, 2011

Press: “Digital library moves closer to conception as discussion begins”

“Although librarians have been interested in creating a more expansive digital library for about 15 years, progress in mass digitization now is making this a more viable goal, said Maura Marx, a fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and executive director of the Open Knowledge Commons.”

February 24, 2011

Press: “Specialty Public Libraries Offer More”

“In case you haven’t noticed, public libraries are moving from being a place about products – books and magazines – to being a place about process – learning and creativity. In this transition, it makes sense for different branches of a public library system to develop different specialties.”

February 24, 2011

Press: “It’s Time for a National Digital-Library System: But it can’t serve only elites”

From David Rothman: “The library should serve not just the needs of academics, researchers, and lovers of high culture.”

February 18, 2011

Press: “Talking About a Digital Public Library of America”

“In October 2010, Robert Darnton, the historian and university librarian at Harvard, talked to Wired Campus about the possibility of building what was then being described as a National Digital Library.”

February 4, 2011

Press: “Harvard Planning a National Digital Public Library”

“Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society has announced it will research and plan an initiative to construct a ‘Digital Public Library of America’ with funding from the Sloan Foundation.”

January 31, 2011

Press: “How to Fund a Public eBook Library with Tax Deductions”

“Given the worldwide climate of cutting libraries, the recent proposal for the establishment of a ‘Digital Public Library of America’ (DPLA) would seem to be either the product of a castles-in-the-sky delusions, or the result of watching too many Star Trek reruns. But it’s worth thinking through the DPLA for a few moments before dismissing it as unrealistic.”

January 8, 2011

Press: “Playing Catch-Up in a Digital Library Race”

“Last month, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard said it would coordinate a planning program for public and private groups interested in creating a ‘digital public library of America.”

January 6, 2011

Press: “Libraries in Pursuit of Enlightenment”

“What is the ultimate goal of American libraries? That question has persistently nagged at me since library school, and I’ve become convinced the answer for 21st century libraries lies in the 18th century intellectual and cultural movement known as the Enlightenment.”

January 1, 2011

Press: “A Digital Public Library?”

“In a private meeting convened by Pforzheimer University Professor Robert Darnton—arranged by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and funded by a private foundation—42 leaders of research libraries, major foundations, and national cultural institutions met in Cambridge to discuss how to work together toward the creation of a Digital Public Library of America.”

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