May 16, 2022

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 users and content boundaries will impede development of the DPLA and argues for creating a resource that can serve flexibly a broad variety of needs known and as-yet unknown.”

“Why is Everyone Talking about Linked Data?”

Digital Library Federation (DLF) Director Rachel Frick summarizes recent discussions on linked data and possible next steps for DLF.

“Newly Accessible Civil Rights and Voter Education Collections Spur New Connections: Collections Processed and Cataloged as Part of Hidden Collections Grant”
by Kelly Miller

Collaborative work to expose three major archival collections documenting the civil rights and voter education movements in the United States is affording archivists and scholars new insights into one of the most transformational eras in US history.

Also in Issue No. 81

“Kathleen Fear Awarded 2011 Zipf Fellowship”

“CLIR Names 2011 Rovelstad Scholarship Recipient”

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.