May 23, 2022

Digitial Public Library of America Workshop #1: Notes, Commentary and Other Materials

The two-day meeting took place on Monday and Tuesday at Harvard University

+ Digital Public Library of America Meeting-Session Notes
Notes by John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School.

+ Session #4

+ Session #2

+ Session #3

+ Session #1

+ “Questions from and for the Digital Public Library of America workshop” (by David Weinberger)

+ “What Scholars Want from the Digital Public Library of America” (by Dan Cohen)

+ Updated: Suggestions for the DPLA by Terry Fisher

+ It’s Time for a National Digital-Library System (via COHE, by David Rothman)
A commentary published before the meeting

+ On the eve of the DPLA meeting (by Tom Peters)

+ #DPLA Twitter Stream

+ Suggested Resources About Issues Relating to a National Digital Library (via Digital Public Library of America Wiki)

+ “Berkman Center Announces Digital Public Library Planning Initiative” (October, 2010)
Includes list of steering committee members.

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