The Digital Public Library of America Launches, Providing Online Access to All Kinds of Media

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Imagine the world’s largest collection of media—books, magazines, works of art—all accessible to you at the click of a mouse. Not Google Books-- a project that had to navigate copyright law, and in the process became a commercial library. Instead, the Digital Public Library of America goes online today. Its mission is to make all the collections of all libraries accessible to everyone, everywhere; you only need an internet connection.

The Digital Public Library of America’s Director for Content Emily Gore discusses this ambitious project of knowledge sharing, and the legal obstacles it faces.

Imagine the world’s largest collection of media—books, magazines, works of art—all accessible to you at the click of a mouse.
No, we aren’t talking about Google Books… a project that had to navigate copyright law… and in the process… became a commercial library.
No… The Digital Public Library is our focus today.
It goes online later this week… and its mission is to make all the collections of all libraries accessible to everyone… everywhere… all you need is an internet connection.
Here to talk about this grand democratic project of knowledge… and the legal obstacles it faces… is the Digital Public Library’s Director for Content Emily

Guests:

Emily Gore

Produced by:

Tyler Adams

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