Building the Digital Public Library of America

Join us for a discussion on the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) on Friday, March 2 at 3:00 pm in the Ames Courtroom of Austin Hall at HLS.

Society has the technology to create the greatest library the world has ever known, and to bring it within clicking distance of virtually every person on earth — at least everyone on the Internet.  The technology is available, but will society bring together the know-how and funding?  How will the DPLA impact the research of college professors or even elementary school students?  And how can it deal with the problems of copyright?

Professor Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and DPLA founder, will open the program with remarks about the beginnings of the DPLA project.  Professor John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Chair of the DPLA Steering Committee, will then discuss the current and future work.

This discussion will be followed by a Q&A.  Refreshments will be served.

Check in here for forthcoming information and links to the webcast.


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