From Jennifer McLennan, SPARC
Washington, DC In October 2010, leaders from research libraries, foundations, and cultural institutions gathered to discuss how to work together toward the creation of a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) – defined as “an open, distributed network of comprehensive online resources that would draw on the nation’s living heritage from libraries, universities, archives, and museums in order to educate, inform and empower everyone in the current and future generations” (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/dpla/Sign_On). Convened by the Berkman Center at Harvard University, this initial workshop has inspired a spate of interest and activity in the library community and beyond – including an energetic discussion on the DPLA listserv (https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/lists/arc/dpla-discussion) – and attracted a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
On Tuesday, May 31, 2011 from 1:00 – 2:00PM ET please join us as we host Dr. John Palfrey, Chair of the DPLA Steering Committee, and Steering Committee Member Maura Marx to walk through the basics and most recent developments with the DPLA project.
What is the Digital Public Library of America?
Another free SPARC online event
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
1:00 – 2:00PM Eastern
Registration is free, but required. RSVP by May 30 at http://sparc.arl.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=72.
To learn more about the project in advance of the call, visit http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/dpla/Main_Page.