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Roadblocks to a National Digital Library

Robert Darnton, director of the Harvard University Library, confronts them and argues that we should summon the willpower to overcome them.

He submits that: "'Despotism and priestcraft' have an antiquated ring to them, but the danger of restricting access to knowledge is as great today as it was two hundred years ago."

Read the rest here:

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2010/oct/04/library-without-walls/


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