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Robert Darnton

The Digital Public Library of America Opens This Week

Over the last couple years, we’ve occasionally tracked the progress of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), a project born at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.  We are now approaching the DPLA’s actual launch, which will take place this Thursday, April. 18.  The DPLA can be found at http://dp.la. Rather than summarize what the DPLA will be at its launch, and what it hopes to become in the future, I recommend that everyone read Robert Darnton’s excellent New York Review of Books article announcing the DPLA’s opening.  In addition to discussing the DPLA’s goals, Read more