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Título: National Digital Public Library to launch
Origen: School Library Journal
Autor/a: Joyze Valenza
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is one of those projects a librarian (and perhaps any other geeky type) dreams of. We’ve been blessed over recent years with access to the resources of so many powerful digital archives. But until now, these efforts existed as silos. We’ve had no infrastructure to aggregate these wonderful collections–small and large–into one portal. We’ve had no effective strategy for making the items in these collections–documents, photographs, art, maps, audio, video—easily discoverable, physically and ethically usable, online and free of charge. Officially launching on April 18th at the Boston Public Library, with approximately 2.4 million records, the DPLA’s goal is to create a resource that goes well beyond providing simple access to digitized or born digital content.