“Spring has sprung, and my thoughts turn to my love for the idea of a national digital public library (NDPL) for the 21st century and beyond. Recently many people have been writing and speaking about a national digital public library for the U.S., especially Robert Darnton from Harvard, who is spearheading the Digital Public Library of America initiative (DPLA).
“Earlier this week the New York Times ran an opinion piece by Professor Darnton, where he calls for renewed efforts to create a national digital public library, especially in light of Google’s recent legal setback. I agree with most of the opinions Darnton expresses, such as his call for a noncommercial effort that is passionate about serving the public good. His vision for the DPLA, however, seems to be lacking some key components of a true national digital public library for the U.S.”
From Tom Peters’ post on LibraryCity.org, “Warp and woof”