Open access

The Digital Public Library of America

Si dà notizia di un innovativo progetto del Berkman Center for Internet & Society, la

«Digital Public Library of America»

Di seguito una breve descrizione del prossimo incontro pubblico sul tema, che si terrà presso la Chicago Public Library nei giorni 11 e 12 ottobre 2012.

DPLA Midwest—the third major public event bringing together librarians, technologists, creators, students, government leaders, and others interested in building a Digital Public Library of America—will take place on October 11-12, 2012 at the Chicago Public Library in Chicago, IL. Convened by the DPLA Secretariat at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and co-hosted by the Chicago Public Library, the event will bring together a wide range of stakeholders in a broad, open forum to facilitate innovation, collaboration, and connections across the DPLA effort. DPLA Midwest will introduce the new DPLA Board of Directors, showcase the first steps toward the development of the online DPLA prototype, feature comments from participants in the Digital Hubs Pilot Project, and continue to provide opportunities for public participation in the work of the DPLA, including in a full day of DPLA workstream meetings on October 11

Leggi l’intera notizia sul sito della DPLA, qui.

Di seguito, invece, il post sull’insediamento del Board of Directors.

Digital Public Library of America Announces Inaugural Board of Directors

September 11, 2012

Cambridge, MA — The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Steering Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of five members to the inaugural DPLA Board of Directors. The inaugural Board will support the DPLA’s goal of creating and maintaining a free, open, and sustainable national digital library resource.

The inaugural DPLA Board is composed of a group of public and research librarians, technologists, intellectual property scholars, and business experts from around the country:

  • Cathy Casserly, CEO of Creative Commons
  • Paul Courant, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, Harold T. Shapiro Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Economics and Professor of Information at the University of Michigan; DPLA Steering Committee
  • Laura DeBonis, Former Director of Library Partnerships for Google Book Search
  • Luis Herrera, City Librarian for the City and County of San Francisco; DPLA Steering Committee
  • John Palfrey, Head of School, Phillips Academy, Andover; DPLA Steering Committee

“I am delighted and honored to join the Board of Directors of the Digital Public Library of America,” said Cathy Casserly, CEO of Creative Commons. “Just as libraries are the cornerstone of the educational and cultural life of a community, a digital library that’s open and accessible to everyone is crucial to the future of the Internet.”

Luis Herrera, City Librarian for the City and County of San Francisco, remarked, “I am deeply honored to serve on the inaugural DPLA Board.  Thanks to the extraordinary work of the Steering Committee, the workstreams and the DPLA Secretariat, the groundwork is in place to bring the DPLA vision to fruition.  I am excited for the opportunity and look forward to helping support the DPLA’s goal of creating and maintaining a free, open and sustainable digital library resource.”

In coordination with the DPLA’s future Executive Director, the Board will be largely responsible for such fundamental activities as the setting of budgets and general oversight and endorsement of strategy.  The new Board will seek to fulfill the DPLA’s broad commitment to openness, inclusiveness, and accessibility, and it will endeavor towards these ends in the best interest of its stakeholders, future employees, future users, and other affected parties.

“The cause of making cultural and scholarly works broadly available to residents of our country is a noble one,” noted Paul Courant, Dean of Libraries at the University of Michigan. “We have a tremendous opportunity to work with people and institutions across the country in the interest of making it easy for all to find and use library collections.”

Leggi l’intero testo della notizia sul sito del Berkman Center for Internet and Society.