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Digitize, Democratize
“FREE TO ALL”  The Main Entrance toThe Boston Public Library
A Happy Ending:The DIGITAL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF          AMERICA
DPLA
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
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Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books

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Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library; Member, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Steering Committee

Despite a lot of loose talk about the death of the book and the obsolescence of libraries, books and libraries are more important than ever in the current digital environment; and their importance will increase as we design the digital future—if only we can get it right. One way leads through excessive commercialization to a future in which the public will cease to have access to most of the material that belongs in the public domain. Another way would democratize access to knowledge by creating a Digital Public Library of America. The DPLA faces formidable problems, but it is being successfully organized; and when it opens online next April, it will begin to make America’s cultural heritage available, free of charge, to all Americans and in fact to everyone in the world.

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    1. 1. Digitize, Democratize
    2. 2. “FREE TO ALL” The Main Entrance toThe Boston Public Library
    3. 3. A Happy Ending:The DIGITAL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF AMERICA
    4. 4. DPLA

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