October 1, 2014

DPLA Announces Inaugural Board of Directors

From a DPLA Announcement: The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Steering Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of five members to the inaugural DPLA Board of Directors. The inaugural Board will support the DPLA’s goal of creating and maintaining a free, open, and sustainable national digital library resource. The inaugural DPLA Board is […]

All Media and Materials from DPLA West Event Now Available Online

The two day event took place on April 26, 2012 (workstream meetings at SFPL) and public plenary April 27, 2012 (at Internet Archive). All materials are linked on the DPLA Blog. What’s Available: Meetings Notes Steering Committee Meeting Notes Video (Also Available on YouTube) Graphics Podcast Interviews Photos Direct to Complete Blog Post/Links to Materials

E-lending and Public Policy by Peter Brantley & Materials from National Digital Public Library Conference

Peter Brantey Writes On PublishersWeekly.com: The NDPL is an IMLS, Sloan, and LA Library Foundation funded effort to concentrate attention on how public libraries can contribute to the creation of a national digital library system. There is a strong overlap in mission, goals, and personages with DPLA, but the intent here is to focus on […]

Harvard's John Palfrey Accepts a New Job But Will Continue to Chair Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee

John Palfrey has accepted a job to become the 15th Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. You can learn more about Palfrey and his new job here. In an email to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) mailing list, Palfrey and Doron Weber from the DPLA Steering Committee, let us know […]

The Digital Public Library of America, Linked Data, and More Discussed in Latest CLIR Issues

CLIR Resources Council on Library and Information Resources, No. 81 (May/June 2011) It includes the following articles: “An Enclosure of Spirits” From a Summary: “What form should a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) take? What will be its audience, uses, and capabilities? CLIR President Chuck Henry warns that defining hard and fast categories of […]

New: Review More Than 60 "Statements of Interest" Submitted For Digital Public Library of America "Beta Sprint"

Six weeks ago we posted info about the Digital Public Library of America [DPLA] project announcing plans for a “Beta Sprint” to “encourage the development of demonstrations of what such a service might look like.” The deadline to submit a “Statement of Interest” ended last week and now you can review the 60+ submissions on […]

Digital Public Library of America Releases Details About "Beta Sprint"

The Beta Sprint program was first announced two weeks ago. Today, complete details about the “sprint” were released. From a Berkman Center (Harvard Law School) Announcement: The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Steering Committee is delighted to announce today a Beta Sprint that aims to surface innovations that could play a part in the […]