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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.

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December 18, 2011

Press: The new power of “open”

“We have to make this a public investment [linked open data], perhaps one provided through the Digital Public Library of America, so that all of us can benefit from these insights.”

December 9, 2011

Press: “Renting out the library”

In this PWxyz post, Peter Brantley discusses ways in which public libraries may be able to devise a model for sustainable e-book lending.

December 8, 2011

Press: “Europeana: culture online”

“But it now seems the Americans are following suit with an announcement in October that Harvard University will coordinate efforts to establish an American equivalent of Europeana, to be called the Digital Public Library of America…”

December 5, 2011

Press: “At close of day: the library alternative”

“Whether at the level of DPLA or at more modest community focused libraries, there’s broad recognition that scale empowers rich services, and that greater content aggregation compels use.”

December 1, 2011

Press: “The Digital Public Library of America” on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

Maura Marx, Martin Kalfatovic, and Maria Pallante, the United States Register of Copyright, were on the WAMU’s Kojo Nmandi Show to talk about a range of topics related to the DPLA earlier this week.

November 29, 2011

Press: “Opening up Europe’s cultural treasures to the online world”

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, recently gave a short speech in Brussels about digitization efforts in Europe.

November 29, 2011

Press: “John Palfrey: ‘A Future for Libraries in a Digital-Plus Era'”

On November 29th, 2011, Simmons GSLIS hosted a lecture by John Palfrey entitled “A Future for Libraries in a Digital-Plus Era”. The lecture was sponsored by the Allen Smith Visiting Scholars Program.

November 28, 2011

Press: “National Digital Public Library of America”

“The DPLA is a national project to provide access to digital content from libraries, museums, and archives in the United States. The project began in 2010, but only recently gained serious momentum with the generous funding contributions…”

November 21, 2011

Press: “NDPL: Hello in There”

“”Much of the final discussion revolved around local scanning and digitization projects; these form the underlying content foundations of both DPLA and NDPL…”

November 21, 2011

Press: “How Will We Read: In Public Libraries?”

C.M. Rubin interviews Molly Raphael, President of the American Library Association, in this Huffington Post article.

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