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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 21, 2011

Press: “An Infrastructure of Ideas”

NEH Chairman Jim Leach’s speech at the October 2011 Plenary Meeting in Washington DC.

October 21, 2011

Press: “The Challenges of Building a Digital Public Library of America”

“What Carnegie did for public libraries a century ago, the DPLA could—if successful—accomplish for our era.”

October 21, 2011

Press: “Meet the New Digital Public Library of America”

What would a new world online be without a new public library?

October 21, 2011

Press: “Bridges, Reservoirs and Other Metaphors for a Digital Public Library of America”

What if the Internet Archive and the Library of Congress and public libraries and individuals and local historical groups could all draw from those deep wells, all contribute to that common pool?

October 21, 2011

Press: “Aubade: The Soul and Body of a Library”

Amanda French’s speech from the plenary on the soul and body of the library.

October 21, 2011

Press: “My Day at DPLA – Part I & II”

This project is going to revolutionize the web for one very simple reason. Metadata.

October 21, 2011

Press: “Dividing Collective Licenses”

Collective licenses would permit a group of rightsholders to negotiate uniform licenses for specific types of access to a broad class of works for target audiences, usually for-fee, but not always.

October 20, 2011

Press: “The Digital Public Library of America: First Things First”

Dan Cohen ponders what could be some the DPLA’s key assets.

October 17, 2011

Press: “Robert Darnton on books, ebooks, Google Books, and the DPLA”

Robert Darnton, historian and Director of the Harvard Library, speaks about the future of books and libraries with Harvard Library Innovation Lab’s David Weinberger.

October 16, 2011

Press: “Research Librarians Consider the Risks and Rewards of Collaboration”

“Big-scale collaborations and digital-era collection strategies took center stage at the Association of Research Libraries’ membership meeting, held here last week.”

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