Thursday, February 28, 2013

How can the #dpla fulfill Franklin's vision of libraries raising the US's "common tradesmen & farmers" to the intelligentsia of the world

2011.05.21-IMG_2986"These libraries have improved the general conversation of the Americans, made the common tradesmen and farmers as intelligent as most gentlemen from other countries, and perhaps have contributed in some degree to the stand so generally made throughout the colonies in defense of their privileges.”
Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography

And here's my more verbose discourse ...

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