Digital Public Library of America

From npr.org: The Digital Public Library, intended to provide free open access to materials from libraries, museums, universities and archives across the country, launches at noon ET on Thursday. The project began as an initiative at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and was funded by foundations including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Robert Darnton, Harvard University librarian and history professor, in The New York Review of Books that “at first, the DPLA’s offering will be limited to a rich variety of collections — books, manuscripts, and works of art — that have already been digitized in cultural institutions throughout the country. Around this core it will grow, gradually accumulating material of all kinds until it will function as a national digital library.”

The Future of Books

National Public Radio has an interesting article today about the future of books.  I encourage my readers to check out the story.  You can find it here:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129251016

Also, you may want to read my previous post about Vooks or my post entitled “Do You Love Books or Do You Love Reading? “