More DPLA: With New Leader, Digital Public Library of America Prepares for Its Debut

It’s great when an event like this coincides with our class-related studies. Couldn’t have planned it better myself! More on DPLA, from the Chronicle of Higher Ed:

Mr. Cohen will move to Boston this year to assume his new duties. In an interview, he called the chance to help build the DPLA “one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.” The idea of “a large-scale online library is something truly special for the 21st century,” he said.

He sketched out a vision of the DPLA as both a gatherer of information and a gateway to it. It will be “an important nationwide collaboration of state and regional digital libraries who will bring together all the local content and bring it upstream to this giant ocean that will be the DPLA,” he said. “The DPLA, in turn, will redirect the general public and scholars and teachers” to digital collections and cultural resources across the country.

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/with-new-leader-digital-public-library-of-america-prepares-for-its-debut/42691?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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2 responses to “More DPLA: With New Leader, Digital Public Library of America Prepares for Its Debut

  1. I hope this project can bring more job opportunities for library science students and professionals nationwide.

  2. Let us hope, Hsikaiyang – let’s continue to watch these events unfold and find ways to stay engaged!

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