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Press: “A Library Without Walls”

Posted by DPLA on October 1, 2010 in Press.

“Can we create a National Digital Library? That is, a comprehensive library of digitized books that will be easily accessible to the general public. Simple as it sounds, the question is extraordinarily complex. It involves issues that concern the nature of the library to be built, the technological difficulties of designing it, the legal obstacles to getting it off the ground, the financial costs of constructing and maintaining it, and the political problems of mobilizing support for it.”

From Robert Darnton’s article in the New York Review of Books, “A Library Without Walls