The Free Digital Library

September 12, 2008

Brewster Kahle has a dream. He is trying to build a truly huge digital library — every book ever published, every movie ever released, all the strata of web history … all free to the public.

As he shows in his TED talk, we are not far from it … well technically… of course there are some other “challenges” to overcome…

What could this mean to the media industry? Is there any chance to get this through? How should publishing/content industry and the library coexist? What´s the model?

When we go digital, there will be the point where everybody will have access to all knowledge that was ever released to the public. That´s where we are heading. Don`t know how long it will take, but we will get there.

So we should start adressing the questions above.


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