Kenny Whitebloom of the Digital Public Library of America reports that the Library is moving forward. He writes, “The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an ambitious project to build a national digital library platform for the United States that will make the cultural and scientific record available, free to all Americans. Hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, the DPLA is an international community of over1,200 volunteers and participants from public and research libraries, academia, all levels of government, publishing, cultural organizations, the creative community, and private industry devoted to building a free, open, and growing national resource.”

He goes on, “Since October 2010, the DPLA has been led by a 16-member Steering Committee composed of leaders from myriad professional backgrounds. This group recently transitioned to an inaugural five-member Board of Directors that will build upon what the Steering Committee has already accomplished. Supporting all of this has been the DPLA Secretariat, a small core team located at the Berkman Center that helps set priorities, drive agendas, and organize engagements. The sections below outline some of the key developments in the DPLA planning initiative. For more information on the Digital Public Library of America, including ways in which you can participate, please visit http://dp.la.”

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