“One opportunity is to greatly expand the National Library of Canada’s digital efforts by becoming the first country in the world to create a comprehensive national digital library.”
He describes the value of a National Digital Library and then discusses barriers, such as possible changes to internet copyright law.
“Supported by appropriate copyright policies, a national digital library comprised of every Canadian book ever published would provide an exceptional resource for Canadians at home as well as advantageously promote the export of Canadian culture abroad.”
I think a digital library is a good move, but “every book ever published” and he generally estimated a 5 year timeline!?! I think that’s a little underestimated. I do agree though we should watch what our Government is doing in terms of copyright. I’m not even well versed in copyright so I wasn’t really aware of what the Government is up to.