World Digital Library

World Digital Library

“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 objectives of the World Digital Library are to promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness, provide resources to educators, expand non-English and non-Western content on the Internet, and to contribute to scholarly research.” –from the World Digital Library Website

Click here to read more about the World Digital Library project.

The partners involved in this project so far are the Library of Congress, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, National Library of BrazilNational Library and Archives of Egypt, National Library of Russia, Russian State Library, and UNESCO.

For more information, please also see these news releases from the Library of Congress: March 15, 2004, November 22, 2005, November 16, 2006, and October 17, 2007.

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