The Digital Public Library of America is a project to make the holdings of America’s research libraries, archives, and museums available to all Americans—and eventually to everyone in the world—online and free of charge.
UPDATE 4/25: The public event and online launch (livestream) in Boston were canceled due to what was happening in the city. DPLA has launched a beta version through its web site that you can see — great content — and will be posting throughout the summer. Plans are to reschedule a major public event in the early fall 2013.
Green News Update will include the revised schedule in our events calendar or news update.
In the meantime, here’s how to see online content.
Check out the back story in the New York Review of Books The National Digital Public Library Is Launched!
This summer, Green News Update will devote a special section to the future of books, what libraries will be like in the future, and whether writers, poets and playwrights in centuries ahead leave behind handwritten versions of their creative endeavors (is cursive writing dead?)