Weekly Spotlight!

Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Check out what our writers have spotted this week in library news. Enjoy!


The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) shocked the library community last week by laying off several employees at a last minute’s notice and giving a vague update on how they are shifting direction. Twitter was frothing on the topic over the weekend, as the CEO of DPLA, John Bracken, gave a talk on the matter at the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) Forum on Nov. 10. DPLA has since issued an announcement. In the wake of this sudden change, many in the library community are worried about the future of DPLA, and issues around sustainability, valuation, and community trust. These are all important issues that library & information science students need to be thinking about and discussing. Read more at the Scholarly Kitchen: Learning Lessons from DPLA.

Cover photo from Alan Wu on Flickr Commons. Changes were made in adapting this image.  Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.


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