Audio: Robert Darnton and Susan Flannery on “Digitizing the Culture of Print: The Digital Public Library of America and Other Urgent Projects”
Robert Darnton is Director of the Harvard Library, a member of the DPLA steering committee, one of America’s most distinguished historians.
Susan Flannery is director of libraries for the City of Cambridge and past president of the Massachusetts Library Association. She is also a member of the DPLA steering committee.
The role of the library in the digital age is one of the compelling questions of our era. How are libraries coping with the promise and perils of our impending digital future? What urgent initiatives are underway to assure universal access to our print inheritance and to the digital communication forms of the future? How is the very idea of the library changing? These and related questions will engage our distinguished panelists, who represent both research and public libraries and two of whom serve on the steering committee for the Digital Public Library of America.
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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.