The meeting included many key people from the world of digital humanities—including scholars, librarians and university presses—as well as people from public libraries and commercial interests.
There was a lively discussion on the content and scope of a potential DPLA, but this was just a first step in defining this bold initiative spearheaded by historian Robert Darnton. A report of the results of the first meeting can be found online at:
There is an opportunity to subscribe to the DPLA listserv at:
Professor Darnton's talk and article on DPLA (http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2010/oct/28/can-we-create-national-digital-library) will also be of interest to scholars and librarians concerned about our digital future.