So, how does one go about launching one of the most anticipated library organizations in recent memory (DPLA)? Hire someone who has in many ways shaped digital humanities for 10+ years with the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. From a recent Chronicle update on Dan Cohen and his new role at the Digital Public Library of America:
“[Dan] has led major open-source development projects, helped to digitize important works of culture, supported teachers and students in accessing fantastic digital materials, and written about the importance of libraries, archives, and museums in a digital age.”
Dan Cohen will be taking over the Digital Public Library of America in the coming months and I am very excited about the possibilities.