The first public library in the United States was founded in Boston in 1636. In 2010 a push by universities, arts and literary organizations, public bodies, and private foundations resulted in the formation of a free, public digital library. An ongoing project, the public digital library hopes to serve as an open-source network for the collecting and curating of media. It serves as single point access to collections throughout the United States and makes accessible images, sounds, and cultural items otherwise lost to the general public. What a wonderful thing.
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