October 25, 2011
A National Digital Public Library Begins to Take Shape
Image Courtesy of Heather Klar, ImageThink
The Digital Public Library of America doesn't exist yet, but it's closer to becoming a reality.
At an energized meeting held here at the National Archives on Friday, representatives from top cultural institutions and public and research libraries expressed robust support for the proposed library, which would create a portal to allow the public to get easy online access to collections held at many different institutions.
Two foundations said they would together give $5-million