The Digital Public Library of America, Linked Data, and More Discussed in Latest CLIR Issues
Council on Library and Information Resources, No. 81 (May/June 2011)
It includes the following articles:
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.”
Digital Library Federation (DLF) Director Rachel Frick summarizes recent discussions on linked data and possible next steps for DLF.
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
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.