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July 8, 2021 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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LYRASIS and DPLA Form Partnership to Create The Palace Project

The Palace Project, “a transformational, library-centered platform for digital content and services” is in the works thanks to a partnership among the Digital Library of America (DPLA), LYRASIS, and the Knight Foundation. The Knight Foundation provided a $5 million investment so that LYRASIS and DPLA can “develop and scale a robust suite of content, services, and tools for the delivery of ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital media to benefit public libraries and patrons.”

The press release continues, “The Palace Project will enable libraries to deliver content to patrons from all major e-content providers, including DPLA Exchange. Knight Foundation’s funding allows for a one-click, turnkey patron experience accessing content ranging from Amazon Publishing, to major publishers and independents, to local authors and open, accessible content.” In addition, “The Palace Project will support the mission of public libraries by providing equitable access to digital knowledge, bolstering the direct relationship between libraries and patrons, and protecting patron privacy by enabling libraries to serve content to patrons from all the major e-content providers.”

Michele Kimpton, formerly director of business development and senior strategist at DPLA, will lead The Palace Project as LYRASIS’ global director of The Palace Project division. Its launch is planned for early fall 2021.

For more information, read the press release.

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