robert darnton

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Nonprofit “Digital Public Library Of America” To Launch In April 2013

techcrunch.com
The Google Books project (just today pared down a bit) always impressed me with its sheer scope. Offering modern e-books is all well and good, but that’s more of a business problem. It’s the scanning and free availability of thousands upon thousands of old books that struck me as a...
Nonprofit “Digital Public Library Of America” To Launch In April 2013
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Digital Public Library of America will launch on April 18

paidcontent.org
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), which aims to “make the holdings of America’s research libraries, archives, and museums available to all Americans,” will launch on April 18. The project is three years in the making. In an article at the New York Review of Books, Robert Darnton, director...
Digital Public Library of America will launch on April 18
Can the 'Digital Public Library' ever exist?

Google Books and the librarian backlash

gigaom.com
Roughly a decade ago, Google hatched an audacious plan: The company would scan the world’s books and make them searchable. For our most recent ebook, The Battle for the Books: Inside Google’s Gambit to Create the World’s Biggest Library, GigaOM’s Jeff John Roberts tells the story of Google Books through...
Google Books and the librarian backlash
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