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Saturday, July 28, 2012

National Endowment for the Humanities announces award to build "library of the future" (USA)

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced a $1 million award to support the incorporation and launch of the Digital Public Library of America, a groundbreaking project that seeks to digitize and bring together the contents of our nation's (USA) libraries and archives, and make them freely available to all online. To be created through a coalition of libraries, archives, museums, and other nonprofit and academic entities in coordination with the Open Knowledge Commons, the Digital Public Library of America will ultimately serve as a single portal for diverse, interdisciplinary digital archives from a range of institutions. It would allow scholars, students, and lifelong learners to simultaneously access multiple collections

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