Press: “Maura Marx, Open Knowledge Commons and the digital library”

By DPLA, December 17, 2008.

“Marx spoke at the Berkman Center earlier this week, introducing Open Knowledge Commons, a new project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to help coordinate the myriad of projects working towards the goal of a universal digital library. Sloan’s motivation for funding this new organization has to do with fear of duplication of effort – they are supporting a wide range of efforts to digitize content, and realize that there’s a need for a central registry of content that’s been digitized. There’s also a great need to coordinate legal and advocacy efforts to make the larger vision of a global, multilingual open library possible.”

From Ethan Zuckerman’s post on My Heart’s in Accra, “Maura Marx, Open Knowledge Commons and the digital library