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Digitizing the Culture of Print: The Digital Public Library of America and Other Urgent Projects (MIT Communications Forum)

Held Thursday, November 1, 2012.

The role of the library in the digital age is one of the compelling questions of our era.  How are libraries coping with the promise and perils of our impending digital future?  What urgent initiatives are underway to assure universal access to our print inheritance and to the digital communication forms of the future?  How is the very idea of the library changing?

Speakers

Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor at Harvard, Director of the Harvard University Library and one of America's most distinguished historians. He serves on the steering committee of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and has been a trustees of the New York Public Library (NYPL) since 1995.

Susan Flannery is director of libraries for the City of Cambridge and past president of the Massachusetts Library Association.

Ann Wolpert is director of libraries at MIT and oversees the MIT Press.


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