The Digital Public Library of America Launches!
You'll find it and many, other, growing, library resources here at World University and School's beginning Library Resources, wiki, subject page:
(planned for 7,105+ languages)
Here are some references I've added to WUaS's Library page about the DPLA:
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Launches Today. 2013. [http://dp.la/info/2013/04/18/digital-public-library-of-america-dpla-launches-today/ Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Launches Today]. April 18. dp.la/info/2013/04/18/digital-public-library-of-america-dpla-launches-today/.
Palfrey, John G. 2013. [http://jpalfrey.andover.edu/2013/04/18/the-launch-of-the-digital-public-library-of-america/ The Launch of the Digital Public Library of America]. April 18. Andover, MA: jpalfrey.andover.edu/2013/04/18/the-launch-of-the-digital-public-library-of-america/.
The DPLA is also
an open platform for others to use, for other libraries to use, and for other countries to use, and
is accessible to anyone in the world with internet access, not just Americans, and
draws on the book, sound and object resources of major, large libraries, which may grow in number:
"To date, the DPLA has partnered with six state and regional digital libraries and an equal number of large cultural heritage institutions— including the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Smithsonian Institution, the New York Public Library, and Harvard University—to provide access to millions of unique digital objects" (dp.la/info/2013/04/18/digital-public-library-of-america-dpla-launches-today/).
I hope WUaS may begin to engage the DPLA's platform, its search capabilities, its Harvard networks, its vision, as well as its Development resources, with time.
World University would like to become a significant, academic, job producer worldwide (compared with the DPLA which created 4, according to Palfrey - and which seem to be an impressive example of thrift, crowd sourcing libraries and networking) ... for which WUaS needs massive amounts of money.
The DPLA is wonderful vis-a-vis WUaS because they've just created an online, large-scale, scholarly library.