Press: “The Digital Public Library of America”

Posted by DPLA in October 5, 2011.

“What this [the DPLA initiative] sounds like to me, and the reason it feels so important, is that a group of capable and brilliant folks from a variety of reputable institutions (libraries, institutes, universities) have identified a need, and have initiated a grand idea to address that need. There are and will continue to be many issues that’ll need to be explored, as they note on the website, including Governance, Content and Scope, Legal Issues and More. However, I still think the matter at hand rings out loud — that information is invaluable and that it is our duty to provide access to it, to the best of our ability, with the tools available to us, always and forever.

From Micah Vandegrift’s post on Hack Library School, The Digital Public Library of America