Press: “The Voices of Librarians and the DPLA”

Posted by DPLA in March 22, 2011.

“The effort to launch the DPLA gathered momentum after a conference held at Harvard on October 1-2. An informal Steering Committee set its general direction and, with a grant from the Sloan Foundation, established a secretariat at Harvard’s Berkman Center to handle correspondence and administration. Plans were laid for mobilizing support from foundations and for developing a detailed design to be presented at a ‘big tent’ conference next summer or fall. Meanwhile, a series of workshops was organized to examine substantive issues in six areas: content and scope, finance and business models, governance, legal problems, technology, and audience and participation. The first workshop, which considered the material to be included in the DPLA and how it should conform to the needs of users, took place at Harvard on March 1. That is when public librarians began to set a new tone to the general debate.”

From the Robert Darnton on LibraryJournal.com, “The Voices of Librarians and the DPLAā€