What’s next for digital libraries?

The latest issue of D-Lib Magazine has an interesting commentary on the future of digital libraries by Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information. Tracing the evolution of digital libraries since the 1960s, his article examines some of the more recent accomplishments and concludes with a list of some of the more interesting issues facing digital library research. Digital libraries play an integral role in cyberinfrastructure but are often underemphasized compared to more glamorous components such as supercomputers and fast networks.

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