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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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October 13, 2011

Press: “Digital Public Library of America: Pro and Con”

They are miles apart in their thinking about digital books, but the Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) president, Tom Allen, and Harvard University library director Robert Darnton came face to face to discuss the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) on October 11

October 12, 2011

Press: “LJ/SLJ Ebook Summit Panelists Remind Librarians of an Old Creed: Free to All”

The DPLA will make available tools and services to other libraries, such as open source code and a store of metadata, but content was a big part of what it hopes to offer.

October 12, 2011

Press: “DLF/DCC DPLA Beta Sprint Effort to be presented at DPLA Plenary”

The project prototype leverages the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Digital Collections and Content (IMLS DCC) resource and DLF Aquifer content as a core collection for the DPLA.

October 12, 2011

Press: “Zeega Imagines New Forms of Libraries and Archives”

“We feel that extraMUROS and Zeega can be particularly powerful in helping the DPLA forge alliances between cultural heritage institutions of all types and scales, allowing citizen scholars, teachers, local historical societies, public libraries, schools, colleges, museums and libraries to form an interconnected web of shared knowledge.”

October 5, 2011

Press: “How to Build the Great Online Library”

“The minds behind the Digital Public Library of America are thinking very big. Can they succeed where others have failed?”

October 5, 2011

Press: “The Digital Public Library of America”

From Micah Vandegrift: “I’ve been following the development of the DPLA for about a year now, and the conversations surrounding it have been almost as exciting as the idea itself. So what exactly is the idea?”

October 5, 2011

Press: “The DPLA takes off”

“The DPLA will make our cultural heritage available not to consume, but to parse, sort, analyze, visualize, remix, and redisplay.”

October 4, 2011

Press: “ShelfLife, LibraryCloud, and DPLA”

From David Weinberger: “Our small team at Harvard , with generous internal support, built ShelfLife and LibraryCloud on top of the integrated catalogs of five libraries, public and university, with a combined count of almost 15 million items, plus circulation data.”

October 3, 2011

Press: “Google’s Loss: The Public’s Gain”

DPLA Steering Committee member Robert Darnton speaks with Richard Heffner’s The Open Mind about Google Books and the DPLA.

September 29, 2011

Press: “Thursday Threads: Kindle Ebook Lending, Google Ngram Viewer, Collaborative Open Source Development”

Peter Murray blogs about the connections between the creators of Google’s ngram viewer and the goals of the DPLA.

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