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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 7, 2011

Press: “DPLA now considering separate academic and public library systems, and meanwhile the first Beta Sprint deadline is nearing—June 15”

From David Rothman: “I badly want the DPLA to succeed, but its people need to cut out the library-unity rhetoric and work toward intertwined but separate public and academic systems.”

June 3, 2011

Press: “The DPLA as a generative platform”

From Evolving Libraries: “I’m still convinced that there’s an alternate reality that branched off from our own in the 90s, where librarians led the development of the web instead of lagging far behind other interested parties. In our reality though, that ship has sailed–all libraries can really do now it is cast a grapple on Google and let it tow them along.”

June 2, 2011

Press: “Two more reasons for Library Outposts: the DPLA and YouMedia Learning Labs”

“The DPLA’s clean slate approach has the potential to connect and magnify the success and the considerable digital content already offered by projects like the Internet Archive, HathiTrust, or the American Memory project.”

June 2, 2011

Press: “Why are so many countries building ‘national’ digital libraries?”

“There have been a lot of announcements lately about the development of national and regional digital libraries. Most recently, the online Chinese newspaper, Xinhuanet, reported that China has plans to ‘build a nationwide digital library network with the National Digital Library of China at the center.'”

June 2, 2011

Press: “CLIR/DLF Receives Mellon Foundation Funding for Digital Public Library of America Prototype”

“The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR/DLF a $46,000 planning grant to develop a prototype for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).”

May 28, 2011

Press: “DPLA: a good idea that has a shot”

“At the moment, the DPLA has the luxury of being in the talk-and-think stage. The organization consists of a steering committee, an open wiki and an open mailing list.”

May 27, 2011

Press: “From Shelves to Internet: America’s Digital Library Takes Shape”

“Five-story robots patrol an underground chamber to retrieve books beneath the Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago. It’s a sight that would impress most people, but U.S. librarians and academics have their eyes set on a still more futuristic concept. They want to build the Digital Public Library of America.”

May 27, 2011

Press: “vs. Blockbuster as a lesson for America’s libraries—and why I’m losing faith in the DPLA’s ability to live up to its huge potential”

From David Rothman: “Perhaps someday the Digital ‘Public’ Library of America will puzzle out what it needs to be.”

May 26, 2011

Press: “Digitizing Knowledge”

“The DPLA, its leaders say, will place the resources of top research libraries in the world in the pocket of every American. They foresee a time when some of the most scarce books are easily accessible to “independent scholars” on their home desktops and smart phones.”

May 26, 2011

Press: “Interesting Debate on the Role of the DPLA”

“For those looking to learn more about this project or just to read an interesting debate on the role of massive digital libraries, the Library Journal has posted a Point-Counterpoint consisting of David Rothman who believes that there should be at least two versions of the DPLA”

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