Yes We Scan


“Yes We Scan”: Eine Kampagne mit E-Petition!

It’s an effort to encourage the US government to make plans to digitize the contents of all national libraries including the Library of Congress. In a letter addressed to President Barack Obama, John Podesta and Carl Malamud point to the economic, scientific and social benefits that would arise from a large scale digitization of America’s cultural riches currently held in the vaults of various national institutions.

With reference to Thomas Jefferson’s decision to donate his library to the government of the United States, the letter calls on the present administration to use the power of the internet to realise Jefferson’s vision of government as an agency that encourages the wide diffusion of knowledge for the benefit of society.



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