An IT staffer with the Ulaanbaatar Public Library in in the capital of Mongolia is looking for a translator for my Chronicle essay on the need for a well-stocked national digital library system for the United States. Efforts are already underway to digitize Mongolian documents. Anyone able to help with a first-rate translation of the essay? Reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housekeeping: I’m hoping later this week to put up a long post on the need to enlist conservative support for a national digital library system. Help from the right, of course, would be in the spirit of William F. Buckley’s prescient columns in the 1990s. I’ll be including some reflections on the March 1 Harvard workshop.
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