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Boatbuilding and Rabbit Stew: DPLA Use Cases
August 6, 2012

Boatbuilding and Rabbit Stew: DPLA Use Cases

A guest post from Jessica Keyes, Assistant Web Manager at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD

In this guest post, Jessica Keyes, Assistant Web Manager at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, discusses her experience at the second Audience and Participation workshop, held in Baltimore, MD on July 27, 2012.

Berkman Center releases “E-Books in Libraries: A Briefing Document”
August 6, 2012

Berkman Center releases “E-Books in Libraries: A Briefing Document”

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society has released “E-Books in Libraries: A Briefing Document Developed in Preparation for a Workshop on E-Lending in Libraries,” authored by David O’Brien, Urs Gasser, and John Palfrey. The paper was created to prepare for the Berkman Center’s “E-Books in Libraries” workshop, which was held on February 24, 2012. Thanks to a collaborative effort from industry stakeholders, practitioners, and other authorities the briefing examines the shifting paradigm in the digital publishing industry and the consequent issues of access and copyright.

DPLA Announces New Director for Content
August 2, 2012

DPLA Announces New Director for Content

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Secretariat is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily B. Gore as DPLA Director for Content, beginning September 1, 2012.

How do I use thee? Let me count the ways
July 26, 2012

How do I use thee? Let me count the ways

Designed to facilitate discussion and present possible functions for the DPLA platform, a variety of use cases will be featured and examined at the second Audience & Participation workshop on July 27, 2012.

National Endowment for the Humanities announces award to support development of DPLA pilot
July 26, 2012

National Endowment for the Humanities announces award to support development of DPLA pilot

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a $1 million award that will support the creation of the DPLA’s content infrastructure.

Nominating Committee Members Announced
July 24, 2012

Nominating Committee Members Announced

The DPLA Steering Committee has approved members of a five-person Nominating Committee that will recommend members for the inaugural DPLA Board.

DPLA joins US Ignite Partnership
July 6, 2012

DPLA joins US Ignite Partnership

The DPLA will participate in the Mozilla Ignite challenge as part of the White House’s newly announced US Ignite Partnership.

ENUMERATE project conducts survey report on digitization efforts in Europe
July 5, 2012

ENUMERATE project conducts survey report on digitization efforts in Europe

In a survey of 2,000 cultural heritage institutions the ENUMERATE project’s 2012 report reveals Europe’s current state of digitization.

Technical Development Update
June 25, 2012

Technical Development Update

A guest post from John Palfrey, DPLA Steering Committee Chair

Steering Committee Chair John Palfrey thanks the Interim Technical Development team for their incredible work and outlines plans moving forward in this blog post.

Unglue.it’s innovative model hopes to resolve sticky situation of e-book access
June 21, 2012

Unglue.it’s innovative model hopes to resolve sticky situation of e-book access

A new startup in the library universe is “ungluing” already-published works and turning them into free, legal e-books, one campaign at a time.

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