A National Digital Library

March 24, 2011

This morning’s New York Times has a very good op-ed piece by Robert Darnton, Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library on the possibility of a national digital library.  His jumping off point is the rejection by a federal judge of the proposed settlement agreement between Google and an author’s organization that would have made it easier for Google to proceed with its book digitization project.

You can read a fuller account of Darnton’s hopes for a national digital library in a piece from this past October in the New York Review of Books.

I encouraged the building of a national digital library as one of the four “ways to fix higher education” I proposed recently to Dan deVise at the Washington Post.

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About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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