Digital Public Library of America

COUNTERPOINT
7:07 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Robert Darnton On The Digitization Of Books And The Future Of Libraries And Publishing

Robert Darnton
Credit Justin Ide / Harvard University News Office

“Jefferson and Franklin—the champion of the Library of Congress and the printer turned philosopher-statesmen—shared a profound belief that the health of the Republic depended on the free flow of ideas…Thanks to the Internet and a pervasive if imperfect system of education, we now can realize the dream of Jefferson and Franklin.

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