Press: “Update on the Digital Public Library of America”

Posted by DPLA in June 16, 2011.

“The dream of a national digital public library is inching closer to the planning stage. The Berkman Center at Harvard University convened a large and diverse group of stakeholders to define the scope, architecture, costs, and administration for a proposed Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). This initiative was launched in December 2010 with generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Since then it has pulled together a steering committee, described the initiative, launched a planning initiative wiki, established ‘workstreams,’ elicited a lively and sometimes quite heated debate on the DPLA’s listserv, and given many people hope for the broad, ambitious, collaborative effort.”

From Paula J Hane’s article on Information Today, “Update on the Digital Public Library of America