12/14/2010 01:46 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Digital Public Library: What Will It Look Like?

"We're grateful to Berkman for coordinating this historic effort to create a Digital Public Library of America and to fulfill the vision of an open, distributed network of comprehensive online resources that draws on the nation's living heritage to educate, inform and empower everyone in this and future generations," said Doron Weber, Vice President at the Sloan Foundation. "The Berkman Center's impressive depth of research on the Internet makes it an ideal leader for the planning program. We hope to emerge with a concrete workplan and a governance structure that represents the consensus of the country's libraries, universities, archives and museums for moving forward together with a shared vision."

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