I haven’t bothered to follow the digital library folks because they don’t seem to produce anything useful. I’m not even sure what they mean when they say digital library. What I mean is being able to access everything in my library, but from anywhere, digitally. This is what I mean:
And Google has embarked on an ambitious secret effort known as Project Ocean, according to a person involved with the operation. With the cooperation of Stanford University, the company now plans to digitize the entire collection of the vast Stanford Library published before 1923, which is no longer limited by copyright restrictions. The project could add millions of digitized books that would be available exclusively via Google.