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This section is to help collect conversations about DPLA happening in other spheres. For a complete list of all DPLA press mentions, click here. If you come across an article, blog post, or other piece discussing the DPLA (or if you write one yourself), please let us know.

Highlighted DPLA Press Coverage

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January 19, 2012

Press: “‘You can’t take the sky from me’: the DPLA and the open Web”

“A group of people including Professor Darnton propose to change this situation, to open up access to knowledge by creating a National Digital Library for the public – the Digital Public Library of America.”

January 18, 2012

Press: “DPLA, Syracuse, Library Blogs Take Part in SOPA/PIPA Protest”

“”Thousands of websites, from major sites like the social news website Reddit, the Internet Archive’s main site, and the English-language version of Wikipedia, to small personal WordPress blogs, have ‘gone dark’ today as part of a coordinated protest against the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), currently in committee in the House, and the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), scheduled for a Senate vote on January 24…”

January 18, 2012

Press: “Nothing Like It Has Ever Existed”

“Yesterday I went to a lecture by Robert Darnton, on ‘The Digital Public Library of America: Current Plans and Future Prospects’….”

January 13, 2012

Press: “Top 10 Library Stories of 2011”

“10. Digital Destiny: The ambitious Digital Public Library of America began a two-year endeavor in October to find a way to make the US cultural and scientific record available online, while the Europeana Foundation launched a plan to aggregate and distribute the continent’s cultural heritage.”

January 13, 2012

Press: “Ebooks in Public Libraries: Whither, Which, How”

“The Digital Public Library of America discussion list has kicked into high gear again, in anticipation of an in-person meeting at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in mid-January, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.”

January 12, 2012

Press: “Library License: A suggested framework”

“A slightly different variation would be a license that was provided to a specific institution, for example, the Digital Public Library of America. This kind of institutional license could be combined with a time-based or performance-based license, so that titles could be granted to the DPLA after five years (for example).”

January 5, 2012

Press: “This is Exciting: The Digital Public Library of America”

“The general idea for the Library is ‘to make available, free of charge, the cultural heritage of our great research libraries,’ but in a non-commercial way, unlike Google’s book project, which has been tangled up in the courts over copyright.”

January 5, 2012

Press: “Review of 2011 and Trends Watch 2012”

“Meanwhile, important library-oriented efforts hoping to provide new solutions continue to push forward, such as the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Internet Archive’s OpenLibrary, and the grass-roots initiative, Library Renewal.”

January 1, 2012

Press: “2011: The Year the eBook Wars Broke Out”

“”The emergence of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) as a rallying point for libraries’ continuing presence in the cultural life of America was a surprise, as it went against the prevailing tea-party currents for smaller government and increased reliance on the private sector.”

December 28, 2011

Press: “Wayback Wednesday: Looking back over 2011”

“I cannot let the last Wednesday in 2011 go by without looking backwards over the last 12 months. What stands out amid the growing din of the ‘news’?”

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