Press: “Playing Catch-Up in a Digital Library Race”

Posted by DPLA in January 8, 2011.

“Last month, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard said it would coordinate a planning program for public and private groups interested in creating a ‘digital public library of America.’

“The idea, says Robert Darnton, the director of the Harvard University Library and one of the project’s originators, is to link the electronic resources of participating university libraries and cultural institutions like the Library of Congress and make them accessible through a single portal. The hope is to create ‘a gigantic digital library that would make the cultural heritage of the country available to everyone,’ he says.”

From Natasha Singer’s article in the New York Times, “Playing Catch-Up in a Digital Library Race