Image Credit: DPLA website

Image Credit: DPLA website

Thanks to a group of futurists, professors, and librarians, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has just launched its website. The DPLA “allows users to browse more than two million archived books, images, records and sounds. The content comes from libraries of institutions like Harvard University, the Internet Archive, and the Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco Public libraries.” In addition, the DPLA made an API so anyone can build a reading room. There are many challenges to still be addressed – with the biggest one being how to get everyone on board – “from local libraries to big publishers.” Click here to read the entire article, written by Ars Technica’s Megan Geuss.

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