May 18, 2022

Upcoming Webinar from SPARC: What is the Digital Public Library of America?

From a SPARC Announcement:

In October 2010, leaders from research libraries, foundations, and cultural institutions gathered to discuss how to work together toward the creation of a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) – defined as “an open, distributed network of comprehensive online resources that would draw on the nation’s living heritage from libraries, universities, archives, and museums in order to educate, inform and empower everyone in the current and future generations” ( Convened by the Berkman Center at Harvard University, this initial workshop has inspired a spate of interest and activity in the library community and beyond – including an energetic discussion on the DPLA listserv ( – and attracted a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

On May 31, please join us as we host Dr. John Palfrey, Chair of the DPLA Steering Committee, and Steering Committee Member Maura Marx to walk through the basics and most recent developments with the DPLA project.

Another free SPARC online event

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

1:00 – 2:00PM Eastern

Registration is free, but required. RSVP by May 30.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.