164,000,0000

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The num­ber of items (books, photos, maps, manuscripts, etc.) in the na­tion’s li­brary. Hay­den has the mon­u­men­tal task of see­ing that each is dig­i­tized, bring­ing the old­est fed­eral col­lec­tion into the 21st cen­tury. “The op­por­tu­nity to make those items avail­able on­line for ev­ery­one is daunt­ing, but also ex­cit­ing,” she told Jef­frey Brown at PBS. “It’s a piv­otal time to think about what could be done with tech­nol­ogy.”

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