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Interview: Michael Kelley, Library Journal News & Features Editor
February 22, 2012

Interview: Michael Kelley, Library Journal News & Features Editor

We recently spoke with Michael Kelley, executive editor of news and features for Library Journal, about current events in the library ebook market.

February 21, 2012

Redefining Reading

One of our research assistants takes a look at digital opportunities for print disabled and blind readers.

Harvard Library Strategic Conversations Sponsors Program on “Building the Digital Public Library of America”
February 17, 2012

Harvard Library Strategic Conversations Sponsors Program on “Building the Digital Public Library of America”

Featured speakers Robert Darnton and John Palfrey will discuss the history and future of the DPLA.

On Friday, March 2, Harvard Library Strategic Conversations will sponsor a free and open program titled “Building the Digital Public Library of America.”

Request For Comment: Draft report on technical considerations for large-scale digital libraries
February 12, 2012

Request For Comment: Draft report on technical considerations for large-scale digital libraries

Submit comments, questions, and other feedback by February 17

Geneva Henry has put out an open call for comments and feedback on a recently published draft report for CLIR-DLF discussing infrastructure considerations for large-scale digital libraries.

Penguin exits the e-lending scene
February 10, 2012

Penguin exits the e-lending scene

Beginning February 10, Penguin will bar sale of additional ebook copies to library wholesalers.

In an announcement made February 9, Penguin Group has terminated its contract with OverDrive, the largest distributer of digital content to American libraries and Penguin’s partner.

Follow the DPLA community on Twitter and via RSS
February 1, 2012

Follow the DPLA community on Twitter and via RSS

The DPLA has brought some of its members’ blogs and Twitter feeds into one place.

February 1, 2012

DPLA development team meets with a bevy of digital library experts

Over the past week, the technical development team has met with a number of digital library experts.

January 26, 2012

What does the future hold for YesWeScan?

David Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States, addresses the recent YesWeScan petition and poses questions about how the government should proceed.

October 2011 Plenary: Beta Sprint Lightning Round
January 23, 2012

October 2011 Plenary: Beta Sprint Lightning Round

The Beta Sprint Lightning Round includes presentations from Bookworm, DPLA Collection Achievements and Profiles System, and Wikicite - A Universal Citation Platform.

Watch the Beta Sprint Lightning Round presentations from the October 2011 plenary meeting in Washington, DC.

October 2011 Plenary: Beta Sprint Presentations, Part II
January 20, 2012

October 2011 Plenary: Beta Sprint Presentations, Part II

The second installment of the Beta Sprint presentation videos includes Government Publications —Enhanced Access & Discovery through Open Linked Data & Crowdsourcing, Metadata Interoperability Services, and ShelfLife/Library Cloud.

Watch presentations from three Beta Sprinters at the DPLA’s October 2011 Plenary Meeting in Washington, DC.

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