Press: Boston to get nation’s first digital library

Posted by DPLA in April 8, 2013.

“A prototype of the Digital Public Library of America will launch at the Boston Public Library April 18 and 19.”

““The DPLA is being created to satisfy a need,” said Robert Darnton, director of the Harvard University library system. “This need is widespread and deep. It is the need to make the cultural heritage of this country available to everyone in the country and, in fact, everyone in the world.””

“The DPLA will be the first public, national, online library, and has been developed over the past few years at the Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Darnton said.”

An excerpt from Jordan Pickard’s article for The Daily Free Press, Boston to get nation’s first digital library