Friday, April 10, 2009

The World Digital Library will be a reality on April 21, 2009

Until now, I always loved the U.S. Library of Congress for its majestic reading room.

Since 2005, the LOC has been working through the National Archives & Records Administration to create a digital archive and share it with the works of other countries in what is now being birthed as the

World Digital Library

The U.S. images contributed to the World Digital Library are now available at

The entire project lives at

The World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials.

The project’s goal is to promote international understanding and to provide a resource for use by students, teachers, and general audiences.

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