Monday, April 04, 2011

Ruling Spurs Effort to Form Digital Public Library - NYTimes.com

tbd if/when this will come to fruition

The lofty effort, the Digital Public Library of America, counts a long list of heavyweights among its supporters, including librarians from major universities and officials from the National Archives and the Library of Congress. Some of the nation’s largest philanthropic foundations have said they were interested in financing the project, though its total cost has not been determined.

The various backers of the library, and a number of interested parties, met in October at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, which is coordinating the project. Representatives from technology companies like Google and Apple attended.

Ruling Spurs Effort to Form Digital Public Library - NYTimes.com

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