The Infinite Library

April 22nd, 2005 by Ross Scaife

A substantive and interesting article on digitizing the world’s libraries here, including comments from various luminaries. This one caught my eye:

“I chafe at the presumption that once you digitize, there is nothing left to do,� says Donald Waters, a former director of the Digital Library Federation who now oversees the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s extensive philanthropic investments in projects to enhance scholarly communication. “There is an enormous amount to do, and digitizing is just scratching the surface.�

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