From the DPLA Blog: The HathiTrust Digital Library will partner with the recently launched Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to expand discovery and use of HathiTrust’s public domain and other openly available content.
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 [...]
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
David Spadafora, President and Librarian of the Newberry in Chicago, Joining Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee
From an e-Mail Announcement by John Palfrey, DPLA Steering Committee Chairman: I am writing with the good news that David Spadafora, President and Librarian of the Newberry in Chicago, will be joining the Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is working to bring together representatives from the educational community, public and [...]
Interview: Martin Gomez (Formerly Director at LA Public) on "Creating the Public Library of the Future"
Martin Gomez spoke at the U. of Toronto last week and also chatted with Michael Posner from The Globe and Mail about the Digital Public Library of America. From the Interview: For several years, Martin Gomez has been actively promoting the Digital Public Library of America – a campaign to digitize inventories of cultural and [...]
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 [...]
Kudos Amanda! Definitely one of the highlights from today’s event. Direct to Full Text: “Aubade: The Soul and Body of a Library” Here’s a Small Portion of What of Amanda Had to Say: I think the DPLA must manifest itself as more than just a website. There must also be many largely hidden, quiet services, [...]