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Robert Darnton, on creating a "national digital library"

Harvad's Robert Darnton, writing in the New York Review of 
Books' blog:

"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. It involves issues that 
concern the nature of the library to be built, the technological 
difficulties of designing it, the legal obstacles to getting it 
off the ground, the financial costs of constructing and 
maintaining it, and the political problems of mobilizing support 
for it."

See: http://bit.ly/dbCWS7

Bernie Sloan