Press: “Darnton discusses future of libraries”

Posted by DPLA in February 28, 2012.

“Despite a number of obstacles, the Digital Public Library of America, an open-access digital library, is projected to launch in April 2013, making the United States’ cultural heritage available worldwide, according to Robert Darnton, a Harvard University professor and the director of the Harvard University Library. Darnton spoke in Filene Auditorium in Monday’s inaugural Donoho Colloquium titled ‘The Digital Public Library of America and the Digital Future.’

“The DPLA will allow the public to access information without dealing with the costs of accessing it, Darnton said.

“Although more knowledge is constantly produced, an increasingly small percentage of it is accessible to the public, he said.”

From Amanda Young’s article in The Dartmouth, Darnton discusses future of libraries