Press: “Cultural Historian Robert Darnton on Digitizing Dartmouth’s Treasures”

Posted by DPLA in February 29, 2012.

“Cultural historian Robert Darnton, Harvard University librarian and professor, visited campus this week to deliver a ‘Leading Voices in Higher Education‘ lecture about efforts to create the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), a project to make the country’s research libraries available, free of charge, over the Internet. The Leading Voices series is part of the College’s ongoing strategic planning process.

“Darnton spoke with Dartmouth Now about the DPLA project after his lecture, which was also the inaugural Donoho Colloquium, sponsored by The Neukom Institute for Computational Science and the Friends of the Dartmouth College Library.

“’We are trying to design a library that will last for centuries,’ Darnton told a capacity crowd in Filene Auditorium on February 27. ‘A library without walls that will extend everywhere.’

“’Dartmouth will be an important partner in this enterprise,’ he said. Dartmouth is currently digitizing part of its library collection, says David Seaman, associate librarian for information management.”

From Dartmouth Now, Cultural Historian Robert Darnton on Digitizing Dartmouth’s Treasures