Episode 97 — Digital Potato Library of America

1 April, 20133 comments

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In another single-topic Digital Campus, we react to the news that Dan is headed to the Digital Public Library of America as its Executive Director (no tears, no tears) by forcing him to tell us all about it. Special guests on the podcast include Berkman Center and DPLA Technical Workstream member David Weinberger, author of Too Big to Know and Everything is Miscellaneous as well as Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows and The Big Switch. Issues raised include Internet centralization, the future of public libraries, and Mr. Potato Head.

Nicholas Carr, “The Library of Utopia,” MIT Technology Review, April 25, 2012. Available at http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/427628/the-library-of-utopia/

Running time: 49:45
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Categorized under archives, DPLA, ebooks, libraries, museums, open access, public domain, sustainability

3 comments to “Episode 97 — Digital Potato Library of America”

  1. Scott Walters : 15th June, 2013

    Puzzled. Ten weeks since last episode? Is this podcast discontinued?

  2. Scott Walters : 17th June, 2013

    Getting worried. Ten weeks since last episode…

  3. Amanda French : 6th September, 2013

    Whoops, Scott, we did disappear for the summer — but we are returning next week on 9/13/2013. Hope you’ll tune in. 🙂

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