Call for a National Digital Library

I've talked what feels like endlessly about the downsides of e-books: their threats to the publishing industry, the loss of the value of the printed book, etc. But there is a plus, one that both the publishing and library markets seem to be glossing over (myself included) -- a digital library can house thousands of resources for areas that would otherwise be deprived of such materials due to budget constraints.

In this line, journalist David Rothman calls for a National Digital Library in yesterday's Huffington Post. Happy Friday reading!

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