Harvard Announces Plans For Digital Public Library of America

Harvard University announced plans today to create a “Digital Public Library of America.”

Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society will host a research and planning initiative for the new digital collection, which will be funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

In early 2011, Berkman will create a committee of stakeholders and planners to define the scope, architecture, costs and administration for the proposed project. The committee will include representatives from the educational community, public and research libraries, cultural organizations, state and local government, publishers, authors, and private industry.

Via TeleRead.