Press: “Thursday Sessions: Romance, Reference, Funding and Federal Digitization”

Posted by DPLA in March 16, 2012.

“My day’s third session [at the 2012 PLA Conference] was a presentation from the leadership team at the Digital Public Library of America. This project — known as DPLA — is taking shape as an effort to digitize America’s cultural heritage by developing mass-market, open source digitization strategies which public libraries can tweak to meet their needs. Although DPLA is still gaining a solid mission and model via its six workstreams, the effort has identified five main elements which it is looking to define: code, metadata, content, tools & services, and community; and the project is currently working with the National Archives, the Library of Congress and the Federal Printing Office with facilitation and support provided by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. DPLA is making the rounds at conferences, looking to spread the word and enlist volunteers and supporters for the project; look for them next at ALA in Anaheim.”

From Amy Mikel’s post on the PLA Blog, Thursday Sessions: Romance, Reference, Funding and Federal Digitization