national digital library

National digital library endowment proposal makes Education Week

By David Rothman
May 13, 2015 // 3 Comments

LibraryCity’s proposal for a national digital library endowment has now made the leading publication in the field of K-12 education—not just philanthropy (Chronicle of Philanthropy) and [...]

Jim Duncan, Colorado Library Consortium executive director, speaks out in series on public libraries and the Digital Public Library of America

By libertyc
October 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

What kind of national digital library system—or systems, plural—should the U.S. create? Read Parts One and Two of a new series where Jim Duncan, executive director of the Colorado Library [...]

How to get the most out of library ebooks via the right gadget, text to speech, and otherwise

By libertyc
October 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

Want to hear text to speech from free library ebooks on your 50-mile commute? Even if you own an Android machine and the usual OverDrive app can’t do “read-aloud” unless audiobooks count? Also, [...]

Need Library E-Books to Feed Your New Gadget? Here's the Answer

By libertyc
January 1, 2013 // 10 Comments

If you can’t find the right library e-books for your new Kindle, Nook, iPad or other gizmo, you’re not alone. More than 100 patrons of the District of Columbia Public Library were lined up [...]

Hurricane Sandy and the national digital library issue: With smartened-up journalists and voters, could we have stopped or slowed down global warming?

By libertyc
November 13, 2012 // 2 Comments

Canned and dried foods, flashlights, radios, cellphones and good UPSes aren’t the only essentials that the wired might buy in an anticipation of the growing number of weather-related exigencies [...]

Your dream reading-app for the DPLA and a national digital library system?

By libertyc
March 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

  What’s a stellar reading app for the Digital Public Library of America, which wants to pave the way for a national digital library system? Ideally this free app will make it Kindle-easy to [...]

If we can buy Alaska, can’t we purchase OverDrive for a national digital library system?

By libertyc
February 17, 2012 // 4 Comments

  “Seward’s Folly” was what the skeptics dubbed America’s 1867 purchase of Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million. No one had found gold in the Klondike by then. And yet America was buying [...]

More ammunition for a national digital library system playing up early childhood education and a family literacy approach

By libertyc
November 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

More ammunition for a national digital library system playing up early childhood education and a family literacy approach. Thanks, Messrs. Kristoff and Friedman!: Priority One of a national digital [...]

Q&A Interview With Harvard University Librarian, Dr. Robert Darnton, About National Digital Public Library

By libertyc
July 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Here are three questions and answers from the complete interview that appears in the July 24, 2011 edition of the Boston Globe: IDEAS: So why not leave it to Google? DARNTON: It became clear, as [...]

My morning in Librarian Hell

By libertyc
June 21, 2011 // 10 Comments

When David Rothman started Teleread, he had a dream of establishing a national digital library. Today, I wished that dream was a reality—I spent most of my morning in Librarian Hell, as part of [...]

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