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Press: “New Plan Seeks a ‘Big Tent’ for a National Digital Library”

“The Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a research program at Harvard Law School, announced December 13 that it will administer a collaborative effort whose goal is to create an overarching and open governing structure under which ongoing digitization projects, such as the HathiTrust and others, would willingly work.”

December 15, 2010

Press: “Harvard’s Berkman Center Announces Research/Planning Initiative for a ‘Digital Public Library of America””

“A National Digital Public Library that Harvard Library Director, Professor Robert Darnton has been talking and writing about for many months and others (for example, TeleRead Founder David Rothman have been talking and writing about for years) will soon be the topic of a research and planning initiative that will be hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard University Law School.”

December 14, 2010

Press: “One Step Closer to a National Digital Library”

“Can the nonprofit world create a national digital library to put America’s collective intellectual wealth within everyone’s reach? Robert Darnton, the historian who directs the Harvard University Library, has been one of the most public champions of the idea.”

October 6, 2010

Press: “A National Digital Library?”

“A universal collection of knowledge. What libraries have always striven to provide, and what library patrons have always desired, has now been made possible by new information technologies.”

October 1, 2010

Press: “A Library Without Walls”

“Can we create a National Digital Library? That is, a comprehensive library of digitized books that will be easily accessible to the general public. Simple as it sounds, the question is extraordinarily complex.”

October 1, 2010

Press: “Maura Marx, Open Knowledge Commons and the digital library”

“Sloan’s motivation for funding this new organization has to do with fear of duplication of effort – they are supporting a wide range of efforts to digitize content, and realize that there’s a need for a central registry of content that’s been digitized. There’s also a great need to coordinate legal and advocacy efforts to make the larger vision of a global, multilingual open library possible.”

December 17, 2008