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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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October 25, 2011

Press: “A ‘national digital library'”

“Last Thursday and Friday, a group of librarians, scholars, industry leaders, and educators came together for the first plenary meeting to begin serious plans for a ‘Digital Public Library of America.”

October 25, 2011

Press: “Digital Library Nearly Online”

The Digital Public Library of America, an initiative spearheaded by Harvard faculty members, is making fast progress toward developing a fully operational online database of existing digitized works by April 2013.

October 25, 2011

Press: “Getting Real About the Digital Public Library of America”

Although the project is still financially, logistically, and technologically in the conceptual and planning phase, it has certainly generated plenty of enthusiasm.

October 24, 2011

Press: “Digital Public Library of America”

David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, gives his take on the October 2011 Plenary Meeting in Washington DC.

October 24, 2011

Press: “The Other Digital Divide – ‘Bringing the Local Community Out'”

Melissa Mannon discusses the “digital divide” and evaluates where the DPLA may factor in.

October 22, 2011

Press: “US digital library in works “

Hiawatha Bray of the Boston Globe reports on the DPLA.

October 22, 2011

Press: “First thoughts after the DPLA launch and workstream meetings”

Nate Hill responds to his work with the Audience & Participation workstream at the DPLA conference.

October 22, 2011

Press: “The DPLA Muster”

John Palfrey and a cabal of Harvard academics have forged a movement from the fire of frustrated librarians, archivists, and information professionals who have recognized that a lot of the present system is broken and going nowhere fast.

October 21, 2011

Press: “DPLA Plenary: First, Second Session”

David Weinberger’s liveblogs from the October 21 Plenary Meeting in Washington DC.

October 21, 2011

Press: “Digital Public Library of America Plenary Session – Morning & Afternoon”

Erik Mitchell’s thoughts on the October 21 Plenary Meeting in Washington DC.

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