Press: “An Interview with Robert Darnton on the Digital Public Library of America”

Posted by DPLA in March 14, 2011.

“A little over a week ago I sat down with Darnton—award-winning historian, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor at Harvard, and director of the Harvard University Library—to discuss plans underway for a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Sitting in Darnton’s office right next to Harvard Square we discussed the nettlesome issues surrounding the DPLA, what the massive on-line collection might offer, and how such a virtual repository could serve the public. In the two videos embedded here Darnton also considers what this proposed library would mean for scholars in the humanities and history in particular.”

From an interview with Robert Darnton on the Randall Stephens for The Historical Society blog.