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Press: “Harvard Planning a National Digital Public Library”

Posted by DPLA on February 4, 2011 in Press.

“Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society has announced it will research and plan an initiative to construct a ‘Digital Public Library of America’ with funding from the Sloan Foundation.

“While the structure and content of the future digital library are unclear, it will be an open, distributed network that represents a consensus of the country’s libraries, universities, archives, and museums, according to a press release. The U.S. archivist, David Ferriero, has already offered to assemble a plenary meeting in the early summer of 2011 to help determine the library’s shape and size.”

From Ian Quillen’s article for Education Week’s Bits & Bytes, “Harvard Planning a National Digital Public Library