January 16, 2022

Full Text of Remarks by Amanda French at DPLA Plenary Event in DC

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, generous services to the public, to developers, to existing libraries. These must be both technical and social, and might include linked open data and metadata, APIs, persistent URIs / DOIs, reference and literacy services, preservation services in the form of an independent reliable repository, continual attention to accessibility and discoverability, and even policy work at the highest levels of government. A site that merely aggregates existing content without providing such services would seem to me like a Galatea, a mere lovely statue with no humanity other than what we project upon it.

Direct to Full Text: “Aubade: The Soul and Body of a Library”

Who is Amanda French?

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.