The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today the appointment of Dan Cohen as the DPLA’s founding Executive Director.
Fear of cyberattacks should not lead us to destroy what makes the Internet special.
As e-reading devices gain popularity, professors and students are
struggling to adapt them to an academic fundamental: proper citations,
which other scholars can use.
The digital format allows for long-term preservation of vast amounts of data. This large supply has created a new demand for the data, and groups like the EFF think that companies should not respond to this demand but destroy the data voluntarily.
Think you know what the proposed Digital Public Library of America should look like? Now’s your chance to weigh in. The project is seeking input from librarians and geeks on how the project should look.
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