Monday, May 23, 2011

Beta Sprint toward enclosed open system?

Cambridge, MA — The Digital Public Library "of America"(DPLA) Steering Committee is delighted to announce today a Beta Sprint that aims to surface innovations that could play a part in the building of a digital public library. [air quotes added]

Predictable comment: Why "of America"? Why not, in the spirit of truly open systems, drop the nationalizing, the proprietization, geographication, localization, domination? Why not The Digital Library, tout court?

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Anonymous Raven Tintype said...

Because then they'd have to call it "The Library of Babel?"


5/23/2011 6:36 PM  

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