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Dead Sea Scrolls Online: Biblical Texts Haven’t Been Viewed on This Many Tablets Since 70 A.D.
October 4, 2011

Dead Sea Scrolls Online: Biblical Texts Haven’t Been Viewed on This Many Tablets Since 70 A.D.

To those who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls, the idea of an infinitely reproducible copy that could be viewed and manipulated on touch screen tablets powered by electricity would probably have been less easily believed than the miracles described within the texts themselves.  Yet, approximately 2,000 years after their creation, and a half century after their discovery, the oldest biblical texts known to man have been digitized and made available online.

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.

Beta Sprint Review Panel Announces Results
September 29, 2011

Beta Sprint Review Panel Announces Results

Nine promising projects invited to present at the DPLA plenary meeting in Washington, DC

The Beta Sprint Review Panel met on September 19, 2011; nine projects were invited to present at the DPLA plenary meeting on October 21, 2011 in Washington, DC.

September 14, 2011

September Video Update

Steering Committee Chair John Palfrey gives an update on the DPLA’s work over the summer.

September 12, 2011

Beta Sprint Sneak Peek

The Beta Sprinters are a diverse group of non-profits, media organizations, academic and public librarians, students, government agencies, and interested individuals throughout the United States (along with a few participants from even further afield).

August 16, 2011

Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee Announces the Beta Sprint Review Panel

After a careful selection process, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Steering Committee is thrilled to announce the eight members of the Beta Sprint Review Panel.

July 1, 2011

June video update on the DPLA

Steering Committee Chair John Palfrey gives an update on the overall DPLA process, including the Beta Sprint and the upcoming public meeting in October.

May 20, 2011

Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee Announces ‘Beta Sprint’

The Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee is delighted to announce a Beta Sprint that aims to surface innovations that could play a part in the building of a digital public library. Statements of interest must be received by June 15, 2011. Final submissions will be due by September 1, 2011.

May 19, 2011

May video update on the DPLA

Steering Committee Chair John Palfrey has just published a new video update on the DPLA.

December 13, 2010

Berkman Center Announces Digital Public Library Planning Initiative

The Berkman Center for Internet and Society today announced that it will host a research and planning initiative for a “Digital Public Library of America.”

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