Dan Cohen presents "Inside the Digital Public Library of America" at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio on 7 March

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This OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series presentation is free and open to all. Join us in person or online via WebEx on Friday, 7 March from 9:00-10:30 a.m. EST.

In this presentation, DPLA Executive Director Dan Cohen goes behind the scenes to discuss how the DPLA was created, how it functions as a portal and platform, what the staff is currently working on, and what's to come for the young project and organization.

Dan Cohen is the Founding Executive Director of the DPLA (Digital Public Library of America), where he works to further the DPLA’s mission to make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all.

Prior to his tenure, Dan was the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. At the Center, Dan oversaw projects ranging from new publishing ventures (PressForward) to online collections (September 11 Digital Archive) to software for scholarship (the popular Zotero research tool). His books include Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (with Roy Rosenzweig) and Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith.

Dan was an inaugural recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies’ Digital Innovation Fellowship. In 2011 he received the Frederick G. Kilgour Award from the American Library Association for his work in digital humanities, and in 2012 he was named one of the top “tech innovators” in academia by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Dan received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton, his master’s degree from Harvard, and his PhD from Yale.

The OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series was established in 1978 to encourage the exchange of ideas across the barriers of time, space and disciplines.

This presentation begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (UTC 14:00) and is followed by a question and answer session at 10:00 a.m. (UTC 15:00). You are welcome to attend this free presentation in person or remotely via WebEx.


A map to OCLC is available here.

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A recording of this webinar will be posted on our website, on YouTube and in iTunes shortly afterward.

For more information:

Lorcan Dempsey
Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


Quick links:

Register to attend online via WebEx [link]

Register to attend in person by contacting Susanne Krouse [link]

Map to OCLC [link]

DPLA [link]

Dan Cohen [link]

OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series [link]