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“There is great promise in the digital future for libraries,” says John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean of Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School, “but we need to work in coordinated fashion across many institutions to shape it in a way that is in the public interest. We are excited about creating a big tent in which many leaders can work together to create the design for a Digital Public Library of America.”

With funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society announced it “will convene a large and diverse group of stakeholders in a planning program to define the scope, architecture, costs and administration” for such a library.

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