New on LLRX – The DPLA and the risks of gentrifying America’s public libraries

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 15, 2013

Via LLRX –  The DPLA and the risks of gentrifying America’s public libraries

David Rothman’s commentary proposes that the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) should turn itself into the Digital Academic Library of America or something similar while encouraging public libraries to establish their own system, ideally through COSLA, a group of state library administrators. Both systems could share not just content but also a common catalog for patrons wanting it, an infrastructure and technical services organization, and overlapping board members—while hewing to the systems’ respective priorities.

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