Press: “Imagining a Digital Public Library of America: A Q&A with Berkman Center fellow Maura Marx”

Posted by DPLA in March 11, 2011.

“For at least a decade, librarians, technologists, and academics have been discussing an idea that seems as inevitable as it is challenging: a centralized, digitized public library that would contain all of the country’s books, images, and archival materials, and be accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. It would be like having the Library of Congress—plus every local library branch and museum and archive in the country—right on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Last December, the Sloan Foundation funded an initiative to study this proposal in earnest, and the Digital Public Library of America committee began meeting at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.”

From Lauren Kirchner’s article in the Columbia Journalism Review, “Imagining a Digital Public Library of America: A Q&A with Berkman Center fellow Maura Marx