Press: “The library of the future”

Posted by DPLA in April 11, 2011.

“Lest the call for a nationwide digital library be seen as yet another raid on the Federal Treasury, Prof. Darnton of Harvard has called on the nation’s leading foundations to put up the funds needed to create a central “reading room” with access to all digital library resources in the United States.

“Foundation support was a big factor in the spread of public libraries in America since the late 19th century.

“Creation of the Digital Public Library of America would be a notable step forward in keeping with that honorable tradition of public access to knowledge.”

From the Post and Courier article, “The library of the futureā€