Press: “Why are so many countries building ‘national’ digital libraries?”

Posted by Kenny Whitebloom on June 2, 2011 in Press.

“There have been a lot of announcements lately about the development of national and regional digital libraries. Most recently, the online Chinese newspaper, Xinhuanet, reported that China has plans to ‘build a nationwide digital library network with the National Digital Library of China at the center.’ In the US, the notion of a Digital Public Library of America is being spearheaded by the Berkman Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and has the support of a diverse group of individuals and organizations. And, of course, in Europe there is Europeana which provides a single access point to EU members’ national digital library collections.”

From Kathleen’s post on Canadiana, “Why are so many countries building ‘national’ digital libraries?

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