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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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June 20, 2011

Press: “Public questions for Digital Public Library of America Chair John Palfrey and other steering committee members: Doesn’t governance matter?”

Harvard Law Prof. John Palfrey, chair of the Digital Public Library of America, still has not, to my knowledge, released minutes from the organization’s June 13 steering committee meeting in Washington—closed to the public.

June 20, 2011

Press: “Five ways the DPLA can fix itself—while reshuffling the current crew, not banishing anyone”

From David Rothman: “Imagine—closed steering committee meetings of the so-called public library group, just like the Porcellian Club.”

June 17, 2011

Press: “Flaws of Harvard-hosted Digital ‘Public’ Library of America: Too secretive, too oligarchical and not responsive enough to U.S. library needs—especially for modern e-books”

From David Rothman: “The so-called Digital ‘Public’ Library of America has refused to live up to the P word.”

June 16, 2011

Press: “Update on the Digital Public Library of America”

“The dream of a national digital public library is inching closer to the planning stage. The Berkman Center at Harvard University convened a large and diverse group of stakeholders to define the scope, architecture, costs, and administration for a proposed Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).”

June 15, 2011

Press: “The $50 e-book-capable tablet: When will the Harvard-hosted DPLA and friends care about hardware-related digital divide issues?”

“The right gizmos could help bring library e-books and other media to America’s poor and our cash-strapped middle class.”

June 13, 2011

Press: “On behalf of the Merely Curious”

From Sandy Thatcher: “I’m terribly interested to see what will come out of the DPLA’s beta sprint and I was heartened by Char Booth’s excellent interview about the Hathi Trust.”

June 12, 2011

Press: “Why the DPLA should avoid confusing the missions of public and academic libraries: Thoughts from an academic publishing veteran”

From Sandy Thatcher: “Just two quick observations on the continuing debate by David Rothman et al. about whether and how the Digital Public Library of America should serve the interests of both academic and public libraries, and how their roles in serving their patrons differ.”

June 10, 2011

Press: “Who needs ‘social worker’ librarians? Just ‘type into the search box’? Something for the DPLA to consider June 13 in the P controversy?”

From David Rothman: “Americans urgently need home access to a wealth of e-books, databases and other goodies since many people cannot conveniently visit neighborhood libraries in person, and I love the idea of a national reference service available by phone and the Web, but let’s not do away with the warm, fuzzy, in-person kind of reference help—a danger that will grow if the DPLA insists on branding itself as a ‘Public’ Library despite the risk of library enemies using this as ammunition. “

June 10, 2011

Press: “NEH Supports DPLA Technical Workshop”

“The Open Knowledge Commons (OKC) has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the first meeting of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Technical Workstream, which will explore and make recommendations around a proposed technical architecture for the DPLA.”

June 7, 2011

Press: “UNESCO Focus 2011: South Africa Pubs Still Begrudge E-books; In US, Digital Caters to the Public Interest”

“There has been some discussion of how an ECL might be structured to benefit e.g. the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), but given the absence of precedent in the USA for this form of voluntary rights association (VRA), achieving a solution equitable for all parties faces many hurdles.”

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