The Kojo Nnamdi Show Discusses the DPLA

Today, December 1, 2011, on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, Maura Marx, Director of the Digital Public Library of America Secretariat at the Berkman Center at Harvard University, Martin Kalfatovic, Associate Director of Digital Services at the Smithsonian Libraries and Co-chair of the Technical Workstream of the DPLA, and Maria Pallante, United States Register of Copyrights, discussed the mission, goals, potential challenges, and future of the DPLA.

“It’s something of a dream for many: to digitize and make accessible the vast number of books, documents, artifacts, photos, videos, and other materials housed at thousands of different institutions across the country. The Digital Public Library of America is working on making it a reality. We explore a collaboration between libraries, museums, and archives – including the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian – that aims to put it all online.”

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