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Digital Public library of America

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Digital Public Library of America is now open for business (I may be late be this news to me!) This is a free, open-source resource that allows people to access digital collections and archives all over the country. DPLA has been in the making for a little over 2 years now and although it is an amazing and reliable source to have I am still weary of the idea of a digital library.

Libraries all across America are struggling to keep their doors open. There have been plenty of campaigns and although it has helped a little bit it has not killed the problem. I’m not going to go on a spree of why this is bad and blah blah blah because I actually think it’s a good thing; I just don’t want people to depend solely on this and decide not to go to the library for physical copies.

Check out DPLA and browse around :)