A national digital public library system shouldn’t just have to buy content. What about the wealth of texts, images and videos found in the files of nonprofit groups? Is there a way for interested groups to use libraries to distribute these goodies in a systematic way—for both free use by nonprofits and paid commercial use?
A few takeaway quotes:
- “It would, he claims, stimulate the creative economy, drive digital literacy and maximise public value.”
- Tom Loosemore, a former colleague at the BBC, is quoted, “It will only happen if the government wants to do it. The BBC is the only organisation that could propose that idea.”
- “Digital Public Space will need to be largely self-funded, says Ageh, by aggregating and sharing existing technologies and tools….”
- National digital libraries should be for ALL, says Europeana executive director—not just academics
- More ammunition for a national digital library system playing up early childhood education and a family literacy approach? Thanks, Messrs. Kristof and Friedman!
- ‘Close The Libraries And Buy Everyone An Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription’—Forbes contributor
- E-books catching on in K-12—plus the rejection of the Google Book settlement: Two good reasons for a well-stocked national digital library system
- For ALL—rural and urban, rich and poor