January 23, 2022

Archivist of the United States on Digital Public Library of America Plenary

Archivist of the United States (he’s also a librarian!) and host of the DPLA Plenary (at took place at “his house”), David Ferriero, has blogged a brief item about the event on his AOTUS blog. The post includes an image of one of several noteboards that graphic artists developed as the meeting took place.

From an AOTUS Blog Post:

On Friday more than 300 government leaders, librarians, technologist, makers, students, and others interested members of the public “occupied” the National Archives to share their visions for the DPLA. The Sloan and Arcadia Foundations announced $5m in additional funding for the Project. Europeana, the European Digital Library, announced its intention of collaborating on interoperability among libraries, museum, and archives in the United States and Europe. And David Weinberger announced that his “head and heart are exploding to interoperate!”

A series of nine Beta Sprint demonstration presented possible DPLA prototypes. I am especially proud of the one done collaboratively by the National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Library of Congress. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to seamlessly search across all three collections?!

Read the Complete Blog Post

See Also: Archived Video of Last Friday’s Digital Public Library of America Plenary

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

See Also: Full Text of Carl Malamud’s Remarks at DPLA Plenary Event in DC

See Also: Europeana and DPLA Will Collaborate to Offer Virtual Exhibition On Migration From Old World to New World

See Also: More Money for Digital Public Library of America: Sloan Foundation and Arcadia Fund Announce $5 Million in New Grants For Project

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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.