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[October 21, 2011] DPLA Plenary Meeting
[October 21, 2011] Speakers
The list of confirmed speakers is below. We will add photos, biographies, and additional participants as we receive them. James Billington Librarian of Congress Jill Cousins Europeana Robert Darnton Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library Robert Darnton completed an AB at Harvard and a doctorate at Oxford. After a short stint as a newspaper reporter, he was a junior fellow at Harvard, then taught history at Princeton until 2007, when he came to Harvard as director of the university library. Of his recent books, the one most likely to interest readers concerned with the DPLA is “The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future.” Photo Copyright © 2010, Brian Smith, Boston David Ferriero Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero was sworn in as Archivist of the United States on November 13, 2009. Prior to his confirmation as Archivist, Mr. Ferriero was the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries. Mr. Ferriero was in charge of collection strategy; conservation; digital experience; reference and research services; and education, programming, and exhibitions. Before joining the NYPL in 2004, Mr. Ferriero served in top positions at two of the nation’s major academic libraries,u0026hellip;
[October 21, 2011] Agenda
We will continue to add agenda details as they become available. This schedule is subject to modification. 8:00 AM: Registration and breakfast 9:00 AM: Welcome Brief remarks from public and private institutions and funders David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States John Palfrey, Chair of the DPLA Steering Committee Susan Hildreth, Institute for Museum and Library Services Doron Weber, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 9:30 AM: Report from Washington James Billington, Librarian of Congress David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States 10:15 AM: Break 10:45 AM: Perspectives on the Digital Public Library of America Speakers from a number of fields, backgrounds, and approaches will share their visions for the DPLA and discuss the potential the DPLA has for their communities Moderator: Maureen Sullivan, American Library Association John Palfrey, Chair of the DPLA Steering Committee Peggy Rudd, Texas State Library and Archives Commission Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive Amanda French, Center for History and New Media Jill Cousins, Europeana Carl Malamud, Public.Resource.org 12:00 PM: Lunch 1:30 PM: Beta Sprint Presentations The creators of six Beta Sprint projects, selected by an independent review panel from among nearly 40 submissions, will present their ideas for the DPLA 3:15 PM: Break 3:45 PM: Activation and Implementationu0026hellip;
[October 21, 2011] Logistics
Venue The Digital Public Library of America Plenary Meeting will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives. The entrance to the National Archives is located on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, in Washington, DC. The National Archives can be reached by cab or by public transportation: Subway Take the Yellow or Green lines to the Archives/Navy Memorial station. The Archives/Navy Memorial stop is across Pennsylvania Avenue from the Archives building. Bus Metrobuses 30, 32, 34, 36, 53, A42, A46, A48, P1, P2, P4, P17, P19, and W13 stop at the National Archives on Pennsylvania Avenue. Hotel We have arranged for a group rate at the JW Marriott (1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20004). If you are interested in booking a room at the Marriott, please contact Karyn Glemaud (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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