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Press: “The Voices of Librarians and the DPLA”

“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.”

Press: “DPLA still clinging to ‘Public’ in name—despite risks to the franchise and branding of America’s public libraries”

From David Rothman: “An excellent first step would be to drop ‘Public’ from its name—at the very next Steering Committee Meeting, ideally—so the DPLA does not unwittingly weaken the franchise and branding of existing public libraries.”

Press: “A national digital library system for George Roper in McAllen, Texas, please–not just the American elite—and don’t write off conservatives”

From David Rothman: “‘So,’ in effect argue some supporters of the Digital Public Library of America, the promising library initiative hosted by Harvard’s Berkman Center, ‘why can’t the DPLA actually be the public library system online? We’ll never get a good one otherwise.’ I disagree.”

Press: “An Interview with Robert Darnton on the Digital Public Library of America”

In the two videos embedded here Darnton also considers what this proposed library would mean for scholars in the humanities and history in particular.

Press: “Imagining a Digital Public Library of America: A Q&A with Berkman Center fellow Maura Marx”

“Last December, the Sloan Foundation funded an initiative to study this proposal in earnest, and the Digital Public Library of America committee began meeting at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.”

Press: “A Digital Public Library of America”

Robert Darnton has championed the concept of a national digital public library through a series of galvanizing essays in The New York Review of Books.

Press: “Check out the Digital Public Library of America Initiative Wiki”

“On December 13, 2010, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society announced that the Center is hosting an initiative for a Digital Public Library of America involving a large and diverse group of stakeholders to define the scope, architecture, costs and administration for a proposed Digital Public Library of America.”

Press: “Digital library moves closer to conception as discussion begins”

“Although librarians have been interested in creating a more expansive digital library for about 15 years, progress in mass digitization now is making this a more viable goal, said Maura Marx, a fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and executive director of the Open Knowledge Commons.”

Press: “Specialty Public Libraries Offer More”

“In case you haven’t noticed, public libraries are moving from being a place about products – books and magazines – to being a place about process – learning and creativity. In this transition, it makes sense for different branches of a public library system to develop different specialties.”

Press: “It’s Time for a National Digital-Library System: But it can’t serve only elites”

From David Rothman: “The library should serve not just the needs of academics, researchers, and lovers of high culture.”

Press: “Talking About a Digital Public Library of America”

“In October 2010, Robert Darnton, the historian and university librarian at Harvard, talked to Wired Campus about the possibility of building what was then being described as a National Digital Library.”

Press: “Harvard Planning a National Digital Public Library”

“Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society has announced it will research and plan an initiative to construct a ‘Digital Public Library of America’ with funding from the Sloan Foundation.”

Press: “How to Fund a Public eBook Library with Tax Deductions”

“Given the worldwide climate of cutting libraries, the recent proposal for the establishment of a ‘Digital Public Library of America’ (DPLA) would seem to be either the product of a castles-in-the-sky delusions, or the result of watching too many Star Trek reruns. But it’s worth thinking through the DPLA for a few moments before dismissing it as unrealistic.”

Press: “Playing Catch-Up in a Digital Library Race”

“Last month, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard said it would coordinate a planning program for public and private groups interested in creating a ‘digital public library of America.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”