A ca'eat first. Thar Digital Public Library o'America be e'olvin'.
But fer now, yonder academic-an'-hacker mindset be pre'ailin' at ye DPLA over t'raditional public library 'un, judgin' from yonder demo’s worthy but rather limited debut today. Not necessarily a bad thin', mind ye. But then, why insist on ye P word in t'organization’s name? Also, yonder K-12 appeal so far be not quite as great as I’d hoped despite some terrific exceptions. More positi'ely, ye DPLA has gi'en us a promisin' blend o'special-collection items, mixed wi' ahoy wrinkles such as ways t'narrow a search by a timeline or geography. I’m lookin' forward t'many more items in t'same vein, jus' like those o'Europeana, which links t'more than 22 million books, films an' other digital content at participatin' libraries. 'un o'me fa'orite no'elists, t'not-so-fashionable but (t' me) readable Sinclair Lewis, even shows up in yonder DPLA catalog by way o'correspondence wi' his actress strumpet.
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