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Press: “Harvard Leads Digital Library Initiative”

Posted by DPLA on April 12, 2011 in Press.

“Harvard is solidifying plans to lead one of the largest national efforts to create a digitized public library.

“The proposed Digital Public Library of America will serve as an open online collection of digitized books and texts that project leaders hope could one day incorporate every volume ever published.

“Guided by a Steering Committee at the Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, the project remains in its initial planning phase. But in the wake of a New York District Court’s ruling last month against the Google Books Library Project, citing concerns of monopoly power, the spotlight has fallen on the DPLA, which will allow free access to the volumes.”

From Gautam S. Kumar and Sirui Li’s article in the Harvard Crimson, “Harvard Leads Digital Library Initiative