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The History of Books and the Digital Future

Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University Library, Harvard University. In this podcast, recorded on January 22, 2010, at the National Gallery of Art, Robert Darnton speaks on the occasion of the publication of The Accademia Seminars: The Accademia di San Luca in Rome, c.1590-1635 and launch of the Web site "The History of the Accademia di San Luca, c. 1590-1635: Documents from the Archivio di Stato di Roma." He applies the concept of pairing a scholarly book and a Web site to his own research on the clandestine book trade in prerevolutionary France.