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Launch of DCPL’s Digital Commons opens doors to cutting-edge technology

“Many of the technologies that we depend on today are the product of a dynamic blend of experimentation, collaboration, and a judicious amount of risk-taking. Embracing that spirit, the DC Public Library (DCPL) has created its new Digital Commons to showcase some of the most cutting-edge software and hardware with the goal of stimulating exploration, innovation, and economic development. At the launch event last Wednesday, which featured comments by DC Deputy Mayor Hoskins and a number of other local luminaries, the excitement among the assembled crowd of library lovers and regular patrons was obvious.” (via District Dispatch)

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D.C. libraries lay off 40 employees

Washington Post – “The D.C. Public Library, which reduced hours at neighborhood branches and parked its equivalent of a Bookmobile to save money last year, laid off about 40 employees Tuesday to save a little over $1 million. The workers – adding up to about 23.5 full-time equivalents – were placed on administrative leave with pay until July 6, according to library spokesman George Williams.”

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