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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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January 6, 2011

Press: “Libraries in Pursuit of Enlightenment”

“What is the ultimate goal of American libraries? That question has persistently nagged at me since library school, and I’ve become convinced the answer for 21st century libraries lies in the 18th century intellectual and cultural movement known as the Enlightenment.”

January 1, 2011

Press: “A Digital Public Library?”

“In a private meeting convened by Pforzheimer University Professor Robert Darnton—arranged by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and funded by a private foundation—42 leaders of research libraries, major foundations, and national cultural institutions met in Cambridge to discuss how to work together toward the creation of a Digital Public Library of America.”

December 23, 2010

Press: “Digital Democratic Vistas”

“By drawing on databases that already exist and that contain millions of books from the public domain, we can lay a firm foundation for the DPLA and build incrementally from there.”

December 16, 2010

Press: “GBS: Digital Public Library Moves Forward”

“The Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a research program at Harvard Law School, announced December 13 that it will administer a collaborative effort whose goal is to create an overarching and open governing structure under which ongoing digitization projects, such as the HathiTrust and others, would willingly work.”

December 15, 2010

Press: “New Plan Seeks a ‘Big Tent’ for a National Digital Library”

“The Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a research program at Harvard Law School, announced December 13 that it will administer a collaborative effort whose goal is to create an overarching and open governing structure under which ongoing digitization projects, such as the HathiTrust and others, would willingly work.”

December 14, 2010

Press: “Harvard’s Berkman Center Announces Research/Planning Initiative for a ‘Digital Public Library of America””

“A National Digital Public Library that Harvard Library Director, Professor Robert Darnton has been talking and writing about for many months and others (for example, TeleRead Founder David Rothman have been talking and writing about for years) will soon be the topic of a research and planning initiative that will be hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard University Law School.”

December 14, 2010

Press: “Berkman Plans Digital Public Library of America”

“Harvard Law’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society has announced a ‘research and planning initiative’ to construct and open a so-called digital public library.”

November 5, 2010

Press: “Why We Can’t Afford Not to Create a Well-Stocked National Digital Library System”

From David Rothman: “But there is one thing I currently cannot do with my Kindle despite all the sizzle in the commercials–read public library books.”

October 6, 2010

Press: “One Step Closer to a National Digital Library”

“Can the nonprofit world create a national digital library to put America’s collective intellectual wealth within everyone’s reach? Robert Darnton, the historian who directs the Harvard University Library, has been one of the most public champions of the idea.”

October 1, 2010

Press: “A National Digital Library?”

“A universal collection of knowledge. What libraries have always striven to provide, and what library patrons have always desired, has now been made possible by new information technologies.”

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