“Basically, they’re librarians,” says Tenen. “They’re doing the same thing a library does. They’re saying, ‘Okay, we have a new digital library. How do we archive things?’ They created a distribution system…Already that’s really interesting, and I think a library could learn from it.”

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Sarah Laskow is a writer and editor in New York City. Her work has appeared in print and online in Grist, Good, The American Prospect, Salon, The New Republic, and other publications.