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Press: “Maura Marx, Open Knowledge Commons and the digital library”

Posted by DPLA on December 17, 2008 in Press.

“Marx spoke at the Berkman Center earlier this week, introducing Open Knowledge Commons, a new project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to help coordinate the myriad of projects working towards the goal of a universal digital library. Sloan’s motivation for funding this new organization has to do with fear of duplication of effort – they are supporting a wide range of efforts to digitize content, and realize that there’s a need for a central registry of content that’s been digitized. There’s also a great need to coordinate legal and advocacy efforts to make the larger vision of a global, multilingual open library possible.”

From Ethan Zuckerman’s post on My Heart’s in Accra, “Maura Marx, Open Knowledge Commons and the digital library