October 22, 2014

DPLA Chair Palfrey Moving to Andover

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John Palfrey, a Harvard Law School professor and the vice dean for library and information resources at the Harvard Law School Library, will be moving to Phillips Academy Andover as its new head of school as of July 2012, according to announcements from both institutions today.

Palfrey, a 2011 LJ Mover & Shaker, is a faculty codirector of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and is also chair of the steering committee for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), which began as a Berkman Center project.

He recently spoke at the DPLA plenary meeting at the National Archives in Washington, DC, on October 21, as LJ reported.

According to a Twitter post from Palfrey today, he will continue his work on the DPLA “just as planned” following his departure from Harvard.

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