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The Library: Three Jeremiads (essay by Harvard's Robert Darnton)

Darnton, Robert. The Library: Three Jeremiads. New York Review of 
Books. December 23, 2010.

The introduction:

"When I look back at the plight of American research libraries in 
2010, I feel inclined to break into a jeremiad. In fact, I want 
to deliver three jeremiads, because research libraries are facing 
crises on three fronts; but instead of prophesying doom, I hope 
to arrive at a happy ending."

His three jeremiads deal with journal subscription pricing, open 
access, and digitization (including Darnton's call for a Digital 
Public Library of America).

See: http://bit.ly/f8lNBz for the essay.

Bernie Sloan