Press: “New Plan Seeks a ‘Big Tent’ for a National Digital Library”

Posted by DPLA in December 15, 2010.

“A new effort is under way to create a blueprint for a comprehensive national digital library that will put the country’s cultural heritage only a mouse click away.

“The Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a research program at Harvard Law School, announced December 13 that it will administer a collaborative effort whose goal is to create an overarching and open governing structure under which ongoing digitization projects, such as the HathiTrust and others, would willingly work.

“The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will provide the funding for the exploratory initiative, which is being billed as the ‘Digital Public Library of America.'”

From Michael Kelley’s article on LibraryJournal.com, “New Plan Seeks a ‘Big Tent’ for a National Digital Library