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Harvard University

For an intense two-year process of workshops, meetings, plenaries, research, pilot digitization, prototype development, and community building that will result in the launch of the Digital Public Library of America

  • Amount $2,498,168
  • City Cambridge, MA
  • Investigator John Palfrey
  • Year 2011
  • Program Digital Technology
  • Sub-program Universal Access to Knowledge

This grant to John Palfrey and Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society (Berkman Center) provides funding for an intense process of meetings, workshops, plenaries, research, pilot digitization, technical prototype development, and community building that will lead to the launch of a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Over the next two years, Palfrey and his team will coordinate at least 22 workshops divided among six major interrelated workstreams covering various aspects of the DPLA: content and scope, audience participation, technical architecture, finance/business models, legal issues, and governance. Each workstream will arrive at a plan of action for ensuring the best outcome for an integrated national digital library system that provides seamless access to digital resources.

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